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   Posted 9/19/2014 10:13 AM (GMT -6)   
sad  Hello all!
I am new here and have been going through testing for several months now. My original ANA came back 1:320 homogenous. Went to the Rhemo he of course ordered new blood work.. It has come back and it says nothing about a titer. Can someone please help me figure these out?
Anti-DNA 3.2 Value
Anti-SM 2.3 Value
Anti-SM-RNP 1.0 Value
Anti-SSA 3.9 Value
Anti-SSB 1.7
Anti SCL-70 (No results)
The Rhemo susp Lupus or Fibro. I don't go back for a follow up for several more weeks.
Thank You to anyone that might give me some insight

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 9/19/2014 6:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure how to read these values, but if you go to you will find the ranges and what's normal.
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 1335
   Posted 9/20/2014 8:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Labs alone are not used to diagnose lupus. Their role in the disease is unclear. Diagnosis is done on the basis of observed clinical symptoms, labs and other tests. You can have positive results for antibodies and never get sick. Many have a positive ana but do not have lupus.

You might also have low RBC, WBC and platelet counts as well as some antibodies. Also keep in mind that these tests can vary from time to time and also from lab to lab.

Lupus foundation on diagnosing lupus.

Some doctors say that if you have 4 or more of these 11 symptoms you probably have lupus.

Not an easy disease to diagnose and it is often an overlap with other AI diseases. I have lupus, polymyositis and autoimmune hepatitis. It "lurked" for at least 15 years before I was sick. That is known in retrospect due to low platelets and red blood cells but never sick.

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