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my ana profile blood test..the control (co) is 68 what is that means? ?

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Caution: By itself, the ANA means very little. It is only a useful test if the clinical picture suggests an autoimmune disease such as lupus. However, there are a plethora of reasons the ANA may be positive. Too often, it is mistakenly done as a screening test for generalized symptoms such fatigue or body aches.

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