ANA positive question

Answered on June 02, 2017
Created May 14, 2017 at 11:11 PM

For those of you who are familiar with autoimmune disease there is a test known as ANA that identifies whether you have antibodies that are attacking your system or not. 

I am a 31 yr old male who eats very clean paleo, works out a lot and generally take care of myself. I do work a lot and tend to be stressed out about that but otherwise I am healhty. I have been feeling very fatigued and weak the past month and after going to my doctor to get numerous blood test taken I found out I tested positive for ANA. All other tests came back normal but my ANA (anti-nuclear antibody) panel was positive, but the titer was so
low (1:40) that my Dr does not suspect any auto-immune disorder or connective tissue
disorder. Moreover, the rheumatoid factor (RF) and C-reactive protein (CRP) and
ESR (estimated sedimentation rate) were all negative, so there is no
inflammatory process either.

What gives? What else could this be?

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on June 02, 2017
at 06:02 AM

Were you recently sick prior to the test? I have heard this could throw off results. 

If your symptoms continue, I would get tested again and go for a full antibody panel. It will tell you which antibody is throwing it off. For example, for lupus the tell tale one is anti-dsdna. If that is positive and you show other criteria for lupus then you likely need have it. 


I wish you the the best of luck And hope you find the answers you're looking for. 

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