I guess I am just dense in trying to understand the test results and you never have them with you when the doctors office calls with the results. My ANA is 1:2560 and it's probably one of the lower ones. My dr. said the number isn't that important and that it will differ from lab to lab. I am positive with a Nucleolar pattern. However, my diagnosis is CREST. So far I have RE mild S and T. Skin thickening is mild on hands and feet. Fingers look like sausages though. My C-Reactive Protein is 7.2 which is marked High. My Sed Rate is 30 which is the top of the range. RBC is low at 3.90, Hematocrit is low at 35.5 and MCH is high at 31.9. Uric acid is 5.7 with top of range 6.0. Rheumatoid Factor by NEPH is 14.6 with the range <15. I don't know what any of this means anymore.And my doctor told me these test results are ok and I didn't need a follow up at this time. I would appreciate any help with this information.
I don't even know what the SM, RNP, SS-A/RO, SS-B/LA, and SCL-70 mean on this.
Thank you for any help.