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#1 Tammy

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 11:13 AM

I was wondering if you guys could help me understand my lab results a bit better. I got a copy in the mail from my rheumatologist and I don't quite understand it.

The Ana result: 1:2560-1:10240
Pattern: Centromere
dsDNA autoantibodies: not detected
nRNP/Sm IgG autoantibodies: not detected
Sm IgG autoantibodies: not detected
SS-A: negative
SS-B: negative
Scl-70: negative
Ribosomal P Protein: negative
Thyroid Peroxidase: normal
C3 Complement: normal
C4 Complement: normal
Rheumatoid Factor: normal

If everything is normal, what ana am I producing and what does it mean?

Thanks ~~Tammy

#2 Clementine

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 01:57 PM

Tammy,
I think the centromere pattern points towards limited scleroderma and scl-70 points towards diffuse. HOWEVER, I am negative scl-70 and I have diffuse scleroderma, so it's not always the case.
xo,
Tangelo