June 14, 2018
What were your ANA results that lead to your diagnosis?
June 16, 2018
Hi CLURTT! Most rheumatologists use a number of diagnostic tools to reach a diagnosis of RA and may not base it solely on ANA results. While you may already be familiar with these tests, I thought I would share this link to the tests physicians use to diagnose RA -- https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/diagnosis/laboratory-testing/. I hope this helps and that you also get some feedback from our community members as well. Best, Erin, RheumatoidArthritis.net Team Member.
Mary Sophia Hawks
July 23, 2018
All of my tests, including ANA were negative. My diagnosis was based on symptomology and damage. Once the Vectra DA test came out, I finally showed RA.