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Wow - Test Result Seems Very High

Test results for Antinuclear Antibodies, IFA showed Homogeneous Pattern 1:160 (high).  This seems to be very high according to the range. Does this mean I definitely have Lupus? Could it be something else. Are there other tests that need to be taken? So sorry for lots of questions. I have an appointment with a Rheumatologist but would like some info now. Thank you everyone for your help.
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Actually, 160 is not considered high.  It is positive, but not high.  Mine was 640 before they decided it was significant and 2560 before I was put on any medicine.  They look at lab as well as symptoms and that sometimes takes time for everything to manifest into something.  
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     you haven't written to let us know how things turned out at the doctor's.  Have you been to the rheumatologist yet?  

I am curious as my daughter has been Tentatively diagnosed with Lupus.
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