Clementine

Antibodies

7 posts in this topic

Hello,

I am always trying research my ANA pattern and figure out what these are markers for and what it all means to me.

I am high-titer nucleolar ANA and positive THTO antibody. I can find information on nucleolar ANA but nothing on THTO antibodies.

Anyone have these and does anyone know where to find more information?

Thanks,

Jennifer

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Jen ,

Here's a site I go to for 'funky' blood work.

http://www.rdlinc.com


"Utilities: The Th/To Ab is present in 10-19% of patients with Diffuse Cutaneous Systemic Scleroderma (SSc) and in 3% of patients with primary Raynaud's Disease. It has been shown to be highly specific for patients with SSc. ""

Have a good day, Everyone.
Margaret

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

<<We're learning everyday aren't we?>>

 

Janey ,

 

I can't even begin to imagine how lost I would have been without this site and the internet!!!

 

Take care, Everyone.

Margaret

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Jen,

I too have a pos ANA (1:640) w/nucleolar pattern. I didn't have the test for THTO, but here is a list of the tests I gave 8 vials of blood for yesterday:

 

Anti DSDNA

Anti SSA SSB

C3 C4

Parvovirus

Anticentromere Antibodies

Anti SCL70

Antihistone

ENA

Lupus Anticoagulant/anticardiolipin

 

Whew! When I got up to leave, the lab tech said she would be keep me in her thoughts.

Do these look familiar to everyone?

I'm guessing, from my reasearch, that the Anti SCL70 is the big red flag my rheumatologist will be looking for. The others look like she is checking for Lupus.

 

Good luck to you! :)


ANA+, Nucleolar pattern, anemia.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

LL,

Hello and welcome!

 

I am negative for slc70. I am not sure that if one is positive that it is a red flag...but you can be without it and have scleroderma.

 

I was so whacked out when I had tests trying to figure out what was going on (mine sent me to a 3 week stay in the hospital) that I don't really know what all was tested for. I know I was tested for Parvo.

 

Take care,

Jennifer

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now