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Increased joint pain, fatigue, muscle pain, light rash on face. Positive ANA 1:160 Homogenous & 1:160 Speckled. Lupus? Why two ANA results?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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In brief: One screening one

for the specific pattern.
ANA is a general screening test. Speckled pattern is further refinement of the test, as there are multiple types of anti-nuclear antibodies. It may not be lupus. It requires multiple criteria to be met for the diagnosis. You should discuss it with the doctor who ordered the test. You may visit this site for info:
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/276353307_2015_ACRSLICC_Revised_Criteria_for_Diagnosis_of_Systemic_Lupus_Erythematosus

In brief: One screening one

for the specific pattern.
ANA is a general screening test. Speckled pattern is further refinement of the test, as there are multiple types of anti-nuclear antibodies. It may not be lupus. It requires multiple criteria to be met for the diagnosis. You should discuss it with the doctor who ordered the test. You may visit this site for info:
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/276353307_2015_ACRSLICC_Revised_Criteria_for_Diagnosis_of_Systemic_Lupus_Erythematosus
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