Re: Confused about ANA results
A diffuse pattern is a non-specific one whereas the speckled pattern is more specific. At a titre of 1:1280, I would guess that you might be referred to a rheumatologist, in the presence of other symptoms. Did you have a SED rate done, or a CRP test? Or any of the other sub types of the ANA test? and just to compound the issue, a tsh of 3.68 may or may not be reported as subclinical hypothyroidism, depending on the lab. Some Dr's will treat, some will wait and see. And to top it all off, many of the symptoms of hypothyroidism are very similar to an autoimmune disease. I know this because I have both! I think a consult with a good rheumatologist might be in order to help sort all this out in light of the fact that you do have symptoms. You might have more than one thing going on, or not. That's what makes all this so difficult.