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Old 08-11-2005, 03:23 PM   #3
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Re: Can you help with these ANA test results?

Like Jewels implied, ANA is always given as a ratio as in 1:80, 1:160.

I got a 1:320 and I panicked because I had the macular rash of lupus.
So then I got the ZILLION other dna tests that cleared me of Lupus and the ANA wenht back to Normal.

An infection ANYWHERE in the body can send the ANA through the roof.

I don't understand the repotring of your numbers, your ANA isn;t reported the normal way which might look something like:
1:180, Homogeneous pattern (or speckled or mixed <they look thorugh a scope and determine what the ANA particles are shaped like>)