I'm sure this is a topic that has come up a number of times, so please humor me.
I recently had an ANA and it came back postitive. My doctor then said he ran another "definitive test" that ruled out lupus.
Is there such a think as a "definitive test" for lupus? From what I have been reading, there is no one definitive test that clearly identifies lupus, rather it is a diagnoses arrived at by a combination of numerous symptoms and lab tests.
Also, I have read that 5% of "healthy" people will have a positive ANA. Am I to assume that there is a 95% chance I have some sort of illness and only a 5% chance I'm actually healhty (rather the illness be lupus or not?)
I actually do not think I have lupus. I am more concerned about the competency of my doctor and what I can and can not draw from a postive ANA. Thanks.
[This message has been edited by Vex (edited 06-19-2003).]