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I have done blood test in that my RNP was 1.8 and NA direct

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HI I have done blood test in that my RNP was 1.8 and NA direct is positive abnormal .But i dont have any symtopms looks good
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Customer: my platlets and other things are very normal
Submitted: 4 months ago.
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Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 4 months ago.


What issue are you dealing with? i.e. why was the testing done?

Please post the reference range for your lab for the results you had. Reference ranges will vary from lab to lab depending on the equipment they use.

By "NA" do you mean antinucleaer antibodies (ANA)?


Customer: replied 4 months ago.
They mentioned the reference range is 0 to 0.9.i just went for normal health check up.
Yes ana means antinuclear antibodies
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Scared really
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
they have used referal range is 0 to 0.9 and ANA means antinucleaer antibodies (ANA)?.But iam scared
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 4 months ago.


It's unusual to run these tests unless someone is having symptoms.

I've included the protocol for connective tissue disorder testing. In general, an ANA greater than 3.0 and an RNP antibody test greater than 1.0 would indicate a mexed connective tissue disease. This protocol is designed to diagnose scleroderma vs lupus vs mixed connective tissue disorder vs Sjogren syndrome vs polymyositis.

Here is Mayo's discussion of mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD):

MCTD can be very mild so that there are few, if any, symptoms. Your provider who ordered the test will need to discuss the test results along with your clinical presentation with you. There are many treatments for this.

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