I was recently seen by my general practitioner after a multiple week bout of incredibly sore/painful joints (fingers, knees, hips). A full "joint pain" panel was processed with the following results:
HCT 36.9% (range 37.7-47.9)
SED RATE 5.00 (range 0-15).
TSH 2.76 (rAnge 0.5-6) * I am on thyroid supplement for hypothyroidism
RHEUMATOID FACTOR 4.1 (RANGE 0-16)
LYMES ANTIBODY BORREILIA BURGDORFERI AB 0.40 (RANGE <90)
ANA SCREEN 0.76 (RANGE 0-.39) HIGH
ANA SCREEN POSITIVE (NORMAL NEGATIVE)
ANA PATTERN SPECKLED
ANTINUCLEAR ANTIBODIES 1:40 (<1:40 NEGATIVE, 1:40-1.8 LOW ANTIBODY LEVEL, >1:0 ELEVATED ANTIBODY LEVEL).
My doctor said "everything looks fine" but I just don't understand the abnormalities the ANA stuff...Any thoughts?