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Which specialist should I consult in Singapore if I tested positive for antinuclear antibodies (ANA)?

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Dear Cherie,

The ANA refers to  antinuclear antibody. This is often done as a screening test for auto-immune diseases like lupus.

A low titre of ANA can occur even in the normal population.

If the ANA is raised, you can see a rheumatologist for further work up. If you have any accompanying skin rash, you can consider seeing the dermatologist for further work up.

0 526 views 2 Doctors agree Wed Jun 27 2018 21:19:29 GMT+0000 (UTC)

Hi,

I agree with Dr Colin Theng's answer. Some normal people can be positive, but indeed can be a marker of rheumatological, dermatological or some renal inflammatory diseases like lupus.

Therefore, I will just add to get your kidney function checked as well as check for protein and blood leakage in the urine, to be totally sure everything is ok. And if abnormal, hopefully not, to consider referral to a nephrologist as well.

Dr Francisco, wishing you the best possible health.

0 279 views 0 Doctors agree Sun Sep 02 2018 09:45:31 GMT+0000 (UTC)
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