I've been reading some things online about
the ANA titer. Yesterday I managed to find out from my doctor the titer for my ANA positive tests - 1:320 and 1:160. Then, I quote, my hematologist said to me: "a titer of 1 out of 320 or less does not usually mean anything or set off any alarms at all for a rheumatologist."
BUT, like I said I was reading a Lupus informational website and it said that titers this high ARE something to worry about
. I'm confused? Can anyone help me out. I'm getting another rheumy opinion soon, so I'm gathering all my blood tests for him. I was unable to find out the 'pattern' of my titer unfortunately... Shouldn't they know that from the test or do they sometimes not check?
He also didn't tell me my sedimentation or anything, I forgot to ask. *SIGH* I need to call back and just get a copy of the blood tests for myself.
Crohn's (diagnosed in 2006 and currently in remission), severe migraines, Seborrheic Derm., Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (1994), chronic pain, ulcers/GERD and possibly Lupus. Medications: Nexium, Pentasa, Percocet and Vicodin as needed, Flintstone Vitamins (my favorite part!), calcium and magnesium supplements, vitamin D once weekly. I follow a low fiber, low residue diet.
Post Edited (meowese) : 9/19/2008 4:41:13 PM (GMT-6)