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Hi I recently got my blood work back for ANA

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Posted on Thu, 14 Feb 2019
Question: Hi I recently got my blood work back for ANA results. It came back from with a CENTROMERE pattern, and says that it is specific for the crest syndrome. I’ve alread recently been diagnosed with Graves’ disease. Can you please help me understand my results. Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Divya Agarwal (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It is possible to have multiple antibodies positive in case u suffer from a

Detailed Answer:
hi,
sometimes in the presence of a particular autoimmune disease like that of the thyroid, antibodies for ANA may also be positive, as these are inter related.
ana is not a screening test, it needs to b done only if we are suspecting a particular disorder like lupus or systemic sclerosis.
in the absence of which false positive results can occur like is probably happening your case

so I would suggest you to ignore this, as your symptoms don't match with Crest syndrome.
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Brief Answer: It is possible to have multiple antibodies positive in case u suffer from a Detailed Answer: hi, sometimes in the presence of a particular autoimmune disease like that of the thyroid, antibodies for ANA may also be positive, as these are inter related. ana is not a screening test, it needs to b done only if we are suspecting a particular disorder like lupus or systemic sclerosis. in the absence of which false positive results can occur like is probably happening your case so I would suggest you to ignore this, as your symptoms don't match with Crest syndrome. regards