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Old 02-28-2004, 02:00 PM   #1
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ANA test results question?

Hi there.

My Rheumy ran several tests on me this past week. One of them was an ANA test. Not any specific ANA (speckled, rimmed), just listed as "ANA".

I picked up the results today from the hospital lab. My doctor won't be back in until Monday (this is Saturday) and the results have me confused.

I am used to looking at ANA results in titre ranges, such as ....1:80, 1:160, etc.

These results, however, came back as follows:

Antinuclear AB
Result 2.1 (range 0.0 0.9)

Can anyone tell me what the heck that range means, other than being positive?
I asked the lab worker when I picked them up what they meant, she told me my dr would have to interpret them for me. I asked her, "can't you just tell me how to convert this to a titre amount?" she told me no.


Thank you very much in advance for anyone that can help.

Oh...I was diagnosed with DR was also testing for Lupus

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Old 03-08-2004, 05:05 PM   #2
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Old 03-08-2004, 05:20 PM   #3
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Re: ANA test results question?

Originally Posted by Gemi

Thank you Gemi

My GP explained the ANA reading to me. He said that labs were going to readings like that, but it could be broken down into decimals (1:80, etc) if he requested it.

What the 2.1 reading showed, was that I have a lot of inflammation in my body, in the range of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Anything 3.0 and above, they start looking at it as indicative of Lupus or another Auto Immune disease.

I hope this helps someone else out, if they have ANA test results come back in that format.


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