Re: what if your ANA test comes back Positive/ reference range negative
Hi & welcome. I'm just a patient, so please read below in that light, OK?
I've had test results where some columns make little sense. A test like ANA may not have a tidy "reference range" that can be displayed coherently, so maybe the lab prints mumbo-jumbo in that column? (You could ask your dr.)
ANA is a tricky test. In & of itself, it doesn't diagnose anything, because it can be positive in multiple diseases (not just lupus). Results can wax & wane. And it may be positive for reasons other than disease, like a passing virus, aging, or a family tendency. Also, it's a hard test to perform accurately.
So you could also ask your dr. to confirm if your ANA came back positive. If YES, ask whether dr. plans additional tests and follow-up appts. Are you having certain symptoms that led your dr. to call for an ANA test? Post more when the mood strikes, OK? Sending you best wishes, Vee