The ANA level is a marker for various rheumatological diseases - such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. By itself, the result isn't useful - it has to be correlated with your symptoms, physical exam, and other blood tests. Note, there is a small proportion of the population that will have a positive ANA screen.
If you have other symptoms consistent with arthritis or lupus, further testing can be considered. At this time, I would consider a referral to a rheumatologist for further interpretation of this test.
Followup with your personal physician is essential.
This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.
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