An ANA test cannot, by itself
, determine if you have or do not have an autoimmune disease. These diseases present symptoms all over the body, it is the accumulation of symptoms, with
blood tests, that lead Drs to diagnosis! (You need 4 of 11 before most Drs will diagnose you -- however other diseases can also have these symptoms! See the link in my signature.)
Various Drs and labs categorize ANA as high as 1:320 as negative. Others say positive if anything shows at all. 1:40 is the lowest measurement possible. (Negative means "normal").
Find a rheumotologist who will look at your entire situation. Most will do this, if you want one who is definitely interested in Lupus, my suggestion is find your local lupus chapter of www.lupus.org
and see what Drs participate in the local organization. This gives you a shorter list to choose from.
Try not to stress and worry -- this generally makes symptoms act up!
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's ModeratorDIAGNOSING-LUPUS & LUPUS-RESOURCES
"Life is far too important to be taken seriously" - Oscar Wilde