I finally had blood tests done for Sjogren's. But have a question...
ANA was POSITIVE (1:40, "borderline low" though as my dr put it) with a SPECKLED pattern.
SSA & SSB results were given in NUMBERS instead of POSITIVE / NEGATIVE. The "limit" or "range" was indicated as >30 AU/mL and both of my numbers were less than 30. (SSA, 1 and SSB,
I had read that with ANA, if it is detectable in your blood, it is POSITIVE. So I would assume that the same would be true with SSA/SSB since they are antibodies. I couldn't seem to find an answer, so I called the 800# on the lab report. Of course, they couldn't discuss my individual results (only my dr. can), but the representative confirmed my assumption. Basically, she said that the "trend" (she used a different word) has gone to using numbers instead of pos/neg, but "yes", if the SSA/SSB antibodies are detected in the blood, it is positive.
Does anyone disagree with this or know it is not accurate?