I recently told my parents about my primary doctor referring me to a rheumatologist for further evaluation, because I may need to switch back onto their health insurance for now since my current health insurance does not cover specialists (I am almost 24). Before I would go to a rheumatologist, though, they said I should repeat the ANA blood test with a different doctor because they think it was a false positive or was accidentally tampered with... My ANA was a titer of 640 homogenous and 2560 centromere.
I have a good relationship with my parents, but is it ridiculous to request a repeat ANA test from another doctor?
I am not opposed to re-doing the test, but it almost tells me that my parents already do not fully understand things. A diagnosis would not happen with a simple blood test. I have not even touched the subject of the symptoms I have been having, because I look healthy, and they have a difficult time believing there could actually be something wrong. My symptoms have also decreased since I had the blood test about 2 weeks ago, so if I would test negative the second time around, they would have reason to believe that all is well for good.
Thank you for reading this far, what are your thoughts in your experience?