Lupus test results (ana)

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puttytat92
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   Posted 8/8/2008 11:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I just went to the dr the other day with some symptoms of lupus and ra (painful joints, sometimes to where I couldn't move to turn over in the bed, pain in wrist and fingers, muscle in arms would feel like I tore it, but had done nothing, joints felt like they would lock and would have to pop them several times a day, which was painful in itself. and several others. Anyway, my main question is I had a blood work up done : crp, ra, ana, cbc, cpk ? and several others. Anyway....ra was normal and cbc and crp were normal I think...no inflammation in blood anyway but the ana test shows high. But on my paper the results say normal is 0 to 99 and mine was 373.. I am trying to figure out what that means in terms of the titre.. all the info I can find says the results are like 1:80 and such. Does anyone have a clue?
Thanks and God Bless
I do have an appointment with a Rheum. later this month, just was trying to find out now

Lynnwood
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   Posted 8/8/2008 3:06 PM (GMT -7)   
We're had that question come up here before -- unfortunately I think the answer was that some labs do it differently and that the only information we really know about that is that the ANA is positive.

I know we've tried to correlate that to the titre numbers in the past, but I don't recall that we ever found any useful information about that. Maybe someone will come along that remembers it differently and can be more helpful.

Meantime, try not to worry. A positive ANA doen't mean that you for sure have lupus, it mainly means that some sort of unusal auotimmune activity is going on. As long as your symptoms don't become more of a hindrance, you may be like many of us and just not have a firm dx for a while. That's just something that comes w/AI disease -- they overlap with each other so much it's difficult if not impossible to differentiate one from another.

Cheers,

Lynnwood, Co-Moderator: Lupus Forum
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