Re: high ana levels and doctors can't figure out anything
Bockc, hello & welcome! As Angel said, ANA can be positive in multiple diseases & conditions, thus it's considered to be only a threshold test. Presumably drs. first consider your symptoms & only then decide which add'l, more specific tests to order. That's why we're wondering about symptoms.
ANA is also sometimes elevated due to a passing virus, aging, a family tendency, etc. If the ANA isn't terribly high, there aren't any obvious symptoms to report, and there are no abnormalities on urinalysis & standard bloodwork, I suspect most drs. would take a "wait & see" attitude.
Also, ANA tests are described as tricky to perform: a mistake of only one titer (dilution) makes the result appear doubly bad (if that makes any sense!). I hope this helps a little. Post more when the mood strikes, OK? Nice meeting you! Sincerely, Vee