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I have a rash on my face and also have backache I have had

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I have a rash on my face and also have backache I have had an ANA test and it has come back positive 1:160 homogenous does this mean I have lupas
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Hi. That one ANA test alone doesn't fully diagnose lupus--you also need rheumatoid factor, sed rate, and C reactive protein along with liver and kidney function tests.

Have you had an MRI of your back and can you tell me more about the rash?
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My wife doesn't have any other symptoms at what level is 1:160 on a ANA
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
That's elevated and it could indicate lupus but many people with that result don't have lupus