I had one done awhile back and it came back borderline positive. Also indicated in the report was my blood was homogeneous speckled pattern. I have done some research on this and it says its related to auto immune disorder of some sort or SLE. Can anybody give me some info. Also Happy Thanksgiving!
Yes, it is a blood test that is related to detecting autoimmune diseases. They use it to look for lupus. But when they think you have lupus, they expect the score to be pretty high. I have a high but not extremely high A.N.A and they say I don't have an autoimmune disease. So you can have a positive A.N.A without a autoimmune disease diagnosis. But I have often wondered if it could possibly mean something else since my body is in so much pain.
I've had a positive speckled ANA test three times a lot of sudden onset joint pain and they still won't diagnose me with anything autoimmune. I have so many symptoms and it runs in my family. I'm progressively getting worse quickly. My dentist says its autoimmune. Docs wont diagnose me because other blood tests show up negative except some OA in my back and hips. I know there's something more going on but docs won't listen. They just put me on perc and send me packing. I read everywhere that this is very common and it can take years for things to show up in blood work that docs will take seriously. It makes wonder why they even bother to do an ANA test if they're not going to listen to it.
I've had low-positive ANA tests for over ten years. I was dx with fibromyalgia in 2012, and Sjogrens, then Hypothyroidism this year. I also have had OA all over, especially knees and spine since the 80's. After they dx sjogrens and started me on Plaquenil, my avg daily pain dropped from a 7-8 to a 3-4. 🙏🌼