I do not understand my test results. Usually ANA is reported as a ratio, like 1:160. My test was reported as 3+. My doctor did not explain this well to me when I questioned him. He just said it's similar to the ratio reporting. That tells me nothing. Anyone know anything about this type of testing?View Thread
Thank you Lisa. This help alot. I cannot understand why there is so little information about these new testing methods. Even the Lupus website still refers to the testing in terms of the ratio. As I am just beginning this journey, this is all very confusing to me. I appreciate your taking time to answer my posts. I wish you the best along your journey.View Thread
I have not been able to find anything about the methods other than the ratio either. That is why I posted. I don't even know what the scale is-- if it is 1-3, 1-5, etc. I think I just will have to ask my dr. when I see him, but that is not until October. I just think it is so strange that there is so little information out there about this test method.View Thread
Thanks, Lisa. When I called, the Dr. just said the tests are equivalent and didn't elaborate. I think I will have to talk to him about it in person on my next visit. I have not been officially diagnosed with lupus--possible Hashimoto's and a few other issues. Still, do you know if the ratio or the other way of reporting is the newest method? Thanks again.View Thread
Thank you for your reply but I am still a bit confused. Is the ELISA method the one expressed as 1:320 or is it the IIF? Which is the newer method--the ratio or the single number? And with the single number, what is the reference range? Any light you can throw on this is greatly appreciated.View Thread
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