Without either of the pediatricians who are caring for Schaeffer in the office today, there is little new information from her testing that was done Saturday.

The one blood test from the batch that didn’t need a physician interpretation, was the ANA which was NEGATIVE! (The ANA is a blood test that is used in the evaluation of lupus or other connective tissue disorders. It measures the presence of abnormal antibodies. When the ANA is positive, it indicates that someone may have an autoimmune disorder, but alone it can’t make the diagnosis. If the ANA is negative, it is very likely that you don’t have lupus.

The ANA profile is a series of tests consisting of an ANA and other related abnormal antibodies. This may be done if the ANA is found to be positive or possibly at the same time as the ANA. This profile helps look for diseases such asSjögren’s syndrome, lupus, drug-induced lupus, polymyostitis, and scleroderma.)

We feel encouraged to have a definite answer–even if it leaves more questions. Join us in singing songs of praise!

Are you hurting? Pray. Do you feel great? Sing. Are you sick? Call the church leaders together to pray and anoint you with oil in the name of the Master. Believing-prayer will heal you, and Jesus will put you on your feet” James 5:13-14MSG