Originally Posted by Tobinose
Sorry to be dumb - what is ANA?
You're not dumb. You just haven't been around this block before.
ANA stands for 'antinuclear antibodies.' This blood test is done to detect certain rheumatic diseases, especially lupus. If you have a positive ANA it means there is an inflammatory process going on in the body.
Has anybody else had fluctuations in their ANA lab results? One time I tested borderline and another time it was within normal limits.