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.
Lynnwood, Co-Moderator: Lupus Forum
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