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    Default Lab test need help

    I got my lab work back and need help with some of it.

    P-ANCA was positive what is this?

    Atypical pANCA pattern has been observed

    PTT-LA was high 51.6
    ANA negative

    Does anyone have Wegener's Granulomatosis

    No lupus anticoagulant was detected, but in 2005 i was told i had a mild case of lupus. can this change and i have something else instead?

    Autoimmune hepatitis?
    Complement C3, Serum high 186
    urine test still cloudy with 1+ abnormal occult blood which is what they are watching have kidney stone.

    i cant to doctors until after the othe docs i have in june
    does anyone know what these test results mean do i have to worry?

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    Lab Tests Online: Welcome!

    Im not sure but look on this site....should help you allot.xxxxxxxxx And dont worry....we will ry and help you.Im not feeling too good at the mo so carnt look it up for you...im all swelled up lol.You just have a browse and if you still dont know...someone will come and help soon so hang in there Gina....xxxxxxx
    I am still here,just been on new meds so unable to function like i used to.I will pop back,just know im thinking of you all and hoping you are keeping on keeping on.xxxxxxx

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    Gina...

    ANCA are primarily associated and useful in diagnosing necrotizing granulomatosis and pauci-immune necrotizing vasculitis involving many tissues, including Wegener granulomatosis, microscopic necrotizing polyarteritis, systemic vasculitis, Churg-Strauss syndrome, drug-induced vasculitis, autoimmune hepatitis, and inflammatory bowel disease.

    P-ANCA
    Perinuclear or P-ANCA are seen in Churg-Strauss syndrome, Kawasaki syndrome, Giant-cell arteritis, glomerular membrane basement disease, rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis, polyarteritis nodosa, inflammatory bowel disease including Crohn’s disease, primary sclerosing cholangitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and drug-induced vasculitis. About 17 percent of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, especially juvenile arthritis, show the presence of P-ANCA.


    Atypical P-ANCA
    The P-ANCA seen in primary sclerosing cholangitis and autoimmune hepatitis have an atypical or incomplete staining pattern. In some laboratories, where atypical P-ANCA are reported, this information is useful in differentiating the autoantibody origin.


    The PTT LA reagent is a PTT reagent with low phospholipid content optimized for detection
    of lupus anticoagulants. However, a prolongation of the PTT LA reagent can also be due to other causes
    (disfibrinogenemia, heparin, intrinsic factor deficiencies, or factor inhibitors). When a PTT LA is prolonged,
    then a PTT inhibitor screen (mixing study) is performed using PTT LA reagent, and if this shows an inhibitor
    then a phospholipid neutralization test is performed to determine whether a lupus anticoagulant is present.


    Have you been ever treated for a UTI, urinary tract infection with cloudy urine and 2+?

    Be well...
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    Every time i go to drs. i have urniary track infection with no symptoms she give me levequin for it. now i have a kidney stone very small and couldn't get an appointment with urilogist until end of june new patient and i can't afford to miss work so taking last appt. of the day.

    whats weired is i mark these test on lab work before i went she just wanted to check my vit d which is low now with folic acid which i take vit. for now. i should of just well enough alone. but she said last time ana was neg. so i check the box for a full lupus screening and this is what i got.

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    Did you do a clean catch for your urinalysis?

    Have you had UTI's and were they treated with Levaquin before you started to have Lupus symptoms? Had you taken Levaquin for long periods.

    Levaquin may produce or exacerbate Lupus symptoms.

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    Are you drinking lots of water, 2 -3 quarts a day...because it could help you to pass the kidney stone through your urinary tract if it is small....did you doctor advise that?

    Have you tried other antibiotics for the UTI..maybe it never fully resolved?

    Love,
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    I have Lupus. So *^#@! what.

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