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ANA Test - Hematologist ordered it. Who has had this before?
« on: January 02, 2014, 01:04:11 PM »
My saga with the hematologist continues.  He's been following me with CBCs for the past several months because of my slightly below normal WBC count.  I had a blood draw on Monday for a CBC and an ANA.  CBC was done on the spot and my WBC are still slightly low.   I haven't received the results of the ANA yet but I am freaking out waiting for the results.  I know I'm getting ahead of myself, but what if they come back positive?  Does anyone have experience with the ANA blood test that they could shed some light on it for me?  Thanks  :)
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Re: ANA Test - Hematologist ordered it. Who has had this before?
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2014, 01:21:18 PM »
I've done it. It's a test for autoimmune diseases, although I believe positive ANA doesn't mean 100% that you have autoimmune disease.

Edit : had to google for WBC that it's short of white blood celles. Anyway, you probably know that little lower leukocytes than normal is nothing to worry about.

Why were you doing ANA test?
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Re: ANA Test - Hematologist ordered it. Who has had this before?
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2014, 01:44:13 PM »
I'm not really sure why the hematologist ordered it other than since my white blood cells over in the low range 3.5-4) he wants to see if something related to that ANA is affecting my wbc
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Re: ANA Test - Hematologist ordered it. Who has had this before?
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2014, 02:13:52 PM »
Got the call from the nurse.  My ANA is negative.  I have a follow up appt with hematologist in 2 weeks just to review it all and chat about next steps.  I got myself worked up about the ANA for no reason.  Having HA stinks!
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Re: ANA Test - Hematologist ordered it. Who has had this before?
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2014, 02:16:52 PM »
Good to see your results are ok.
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Re: ANA Test - Hematologist ordered it. Who has had this before?
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2014, 07:40:20 PM »
I had one of these ordered for chronic pain issues. It was negative. My WBC counts are always borderline normal on the high side.
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