Question on possitive ANA

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by tandy, Jun 5, 2003.

  1. tandy

    tandy New Member

    Hi all!! I just got in from my Rheumys office,I had some bloodwork done 2 months ago.Todays she's having me repeat some of the bloodwork???I'm not sure why?.....but I coulda swore I heard her mumble that my last ANA was possitive,and she wanted to better screen me for Lupus~
    I don't know what a poss. ANA means....What does ANA stand for?Currently I have FM,raynauds,IBS,and endo. Thanks for all replys!!!
    Tracey
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  2. ForeverFlaring

    ForeverFlaring New Member

    ANA stands for Antinuclear Antibodies. It is a test for Lupus, Sjrogens Syndrome, and some others that I cant remember the names. Your ANA can vary from week to week so she probably wants to still see if you are positive.

    If you do a search on the words ANA and Lupus on this site and the web you will probably find alot of info.


    Hope this helps.
    Sandy (FF)
  3. tandy

    tandy New Member

    Its at the bottom of the page already!!and NO answer!!come on- with all these smarty pants on this board??!lol
    Thanks~
  4. judywhit

    judywhit New Member

    was positive once for the ANA lupus test. I tested very low (thank you Lord) around 25. They tested again and was negative. This is one of those tests that is not conclusive. The Lupus screen is based on many critiera. Butterfly rash around cheeks,eyes, nose. ab normal cells in urine, arthritis, sun sensitivity, mouth sores, seizures, low white count, low platelet or anemia. along with a positive ANA. unless you have a few of the other symptoms I would not worry about it.
    good luck,
    Judy
  5. ForeverFlaring

    ForeverFlaring New Member

    Judy, I just saw the abnormal cells in urine thing. I am wondering if you know what kind? I just got a copy of my labwork today which shows a positive ANA 1:80. I was 1:160 prior to this. There is something about my urine screening that when you mentioned this a lighbulb went off in my head.
  6. tandy

    tandy New Member

    I'll search lupus....I tried using ana in the search and only 3 things came up~ Take care!!