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Blood test done, alt normal, ana test positive

Okay I had some blood work done back in March 2012 and my ALT was 10 over what they called the normal range. I had it retested since it was a little elevated back on May 3, 2012 it was 61. My doctor recommends that I have more tests done, even though he says they might come back negative since my ALT was not that high. I also had 2 positive ANA tests back in January of 2011. Any help I would appreciate.
Asked On : Tue, 15 May 2012
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Feb 2013
Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.
This raise of ALT to 61 looks insignificant clinically.
But positive ANA test needs further evaluation.
Positive ANA is seen in most of the autoimmune diseases like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and other rheumatological problems.
So further blood tests are required to look for these causes depending on your medical history.
Therefore I suggest you to consult a rheumatologist for further advice.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Tue, 29 Oct 2013
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