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Question: ana titer number question


 problems101 - Sun Dec 23, 2007 4:44 am

as an infant, I had gotten encephelitis, doctors told my parents that If I lived I'd probably be in very bad shape, I had seizures for 6 years, I personally believe I got a miracle, because the only side effect that I would contribute to this is a very poor memory & an allerigic reaction developed to the meds pheobarb & dailatin,

On other forums, you kind folks have been helping me understand my recent issue with urine retention (which I have a solution to) & obgyn work (which will be over Jan 3)

I' gathered my tests for the hospital, like they asked, & I noticed on the one test there is a foot note about "ANA TITER" 1:40 . it says it's normal but on the high side with only 20-30% of normal patients having this number.

Does this mean anything to you?, I'm not even sure if this ana titer thing belongs in this forum, sorry if I'm wrong.

thanks
Diane
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sun Dec 23, 2007 6:51 am

User avatar Hi Problems101,

An ANA titer of 1:40 is still very much within the range of what can be seen in the normal population. I would not be concerned about this. With diseases that cause a positive ANA the titers are often higher than 1:500

Best wishes.

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