Low titer ANA and lupus
I have read so much info about lupus and most state that a high titer ANA is more predictive of lupus than an low titer one. I was wondering how many people here have lupus and a low titer ANA. If so, does it always stay positive, or does it usually show up negative? Has it ever gone above 1:80 or 1:160 or has it always stayed low? Does a low titer correlate with more mild lupus, or does it not matter? What have you noticed with your test results?
I haven't been diagnosed but have had the ANA run 3 times in the past 3-4 years, and just last week was the very first time it ever showed positive...1:80 speckled. Just curious if anyone knows why some people with lupus have lower titers than others.