A few weeks back I had to visit my gastro doctor for blood work due to elevated liver enzyme levels, they are now normal again but I had a abnormal ANA result of 1:160 and if I recall correctly it was speckled. Does this mean I have Lupus??
I have looked at the ranges of the ANA and one I saw showed 1:160 is just one above the 1:320 which they said was negative. Do the higher numbers mean that it is not as bad as the low numbers, say 1:32 or 1:16. Does the 1:160 mean I have a low positive?
Would appreciate a reply from someone with knowledge of this test and what it's results and ranges mean. Thanks.
Diagnosed with left sided UC in sigmoid colon and rectum 1986.
Put on Azulfidine 2 X 3 a day and Rowasa enemas 60mg.
Have been pretty much in remission overall other than a few flares over the past 21 years.
Medicine changed to Asacol 400mg 2 pills X3 times a day. Taken off all meds in 2004.
Diagnosed with acid reflux 2005. Put on Protonix 40mg.
Have been using Canasa 1000mg suppositories nightly since January 2007.
Was put back on Asacol 400mg 2 pills 2X a day in July 2007 maintenance.