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Old 03-02-2009, 02:58 PM   #3
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Re: Daughter ANA Results

A positive ANA test doesn't mean your daughter has lupus. Many women have positive ANA tests and they don't have lupus or any other diseases. There is no distinctive test that can tell if a person has the disease or not. However if your daughter has at least four of the eleven criteria rheumatologists use to make a diagnosis, a positive ANA test can help the doctor make a difinitive diagnosis. I hope this helps, Good luck to you and your daughter