Ana pattern. ANA patterns are often not reliable in diagnosing disease in practice. Pattern detection accuracy can also vary between different labs. Ultimately whatever results of an ANA that one obtains has to be interpreted in context of the patients symptoms and history.
It depends... The ANA report usually gives a titer (1:40, 1:80) as well as a pattern. It means that autoantibodies are present directed against nucleolar rna. Most common pattern seen in scleroderma or systemic sclerosis. Sometimes low titers are not diagnostic and need to be followed especially when the symptoms don't match up . Check with your doc just in case http://neuromuscular.Wustl.Edu/pathol/ana.Htm.