ANA testing time

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   Posted 3/30/2016 10:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello, I've been having chronic symptoms for years with increasing in amount and severity--fatigue, hair loss, photosensitivity, joint pain, body aches like with a fever, excessive sweating, pleurisy, bradycardia, muscle soreness. I was referred to a rheumatologist and saw him on Friday. He ordered a lot of tests and the ANA titers was one of them. I had my blood drawn Monday morning and the results are already in my health track this morning. I was under the impression that this test took a least 3-4 days. Is this test back too quickly? I know most of the time we want answers fast, but we also want a correct reading. How can you know if there was a mistake made with your testing? Should I have this redone?

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   Posted 3/30/2016 10:57 AM (GMT -6)   
It's probably fine, maybe it was a quiet day in the lab and they got to it more quickly than average.
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   Posted 3/30/2016 3:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree w/ Lynnwood. I was told a week and got a call 2 days later.

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   Posted 4/5/2016 8:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you! So used to waiting for what seems like forever.
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