Posted 7/28/2007 10:28 PM (GMT -7)
Hi I hope everyone is doing ok.
I got some old labs and had a couple questions
1. My ANA was 1:320, is this high? It was speckled.
2. My ANA screen with reflex titer was positive, but it never said what it was reflex to, what test they ran next. I guess they ran titers, don't know what this means and can't find it anywher on the web. It was done by quest.
3. My percentage blood counts always come out normal but my absolute counts of white blood cells are always high, like I'm anemic. Does this mean that there is something weird about how my blood cells are shaped or something that the blood count machine doesn't pick up, but the absolute count does?
4. Hematocrit high
I don't know if there are any medical gurus out there, but this just keeps happening and so I'd just like to know how abnormal I am.
Thanks for any help you can give me. I'm looking for any clue that can get me some kind of pills or something so I can come out of the dark.
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
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