Found this site as I was searching for some info and it seems to be pretty decent. So, here I go...
Over the last year, I've been going through workups for a variety of things. The thinking has been more suggestive of a neuro disorder up till now, but that might have changed. I've hooked up with a great MS doc and one of the things we just did was the ANA panel. Because we're still waiting for some other tests to come back from the lab, we haven't talked yet.
But, my ANA came back positive. It did not report the titer level and that is on my list of things to ask him about. Hep2 came back at 23, also positive. Ok, so that's suggestive of autoimmune. Not definitive by any means.
The anti-ssa (ro) came back with a level of 52. My results show a standard range of 0-90. However, I can't find ANY material on the net that talks about standard ranges for this. I have found the cite that says .1% to .5% of the general population will have this anitibody in their blood.
Everything that I'm reading is suggesting that any level of the anit-ssa /ro is a positive result, but I can't even find something that says that.
Can anyone help shed some light on this, preferably with links to info on the net?