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19 Feb 2004

Why is an anti-nucleus blood test done on a Multiple Sclerosis patient
I have MS and have been experiencing extreme pain in my hips, ankles, other joints as well as muscular spasms, it gets so bad I can't sleep, concentrate or cope. The GP did blood tests and one blood test which was done was called an anti-nucleus blood test, I received a call earlier from the Doctors rooms and told to please come and see him ASAP-should I be worried-my other results came back neg for uric acid and I can't remeber what else, except this one.
What is this blood test all about and what does it show?
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CyberDoc
CyberDoc

01 Jan 0001

Wendy, it means that there is a possibility that you may have an auto-immune disorder. Before you start panicking, it’s only when you have very high titres that it is serious. The best would be to see your doctor and hear what he has to say. Good luck.
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