My blood test results indicate Positive ANA, what does that result mean exactly?

Hi. I went for a blood test and results came in, haven’t seen my primary care doc yet, but all seems ok except for my ANA result it came in at .27. Does that mean there is a problem? I am really worried about this. Your answer would be appreciated.

Age: 47

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An ANA test screens for antibodies which are in fact attacking your own body – this is what is referred to as an autoimmune disease. Your results indicate you have an autoimmune disease. There are many different types of autoimmune diseases such as Inflammatory bowel disease IBD, Psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, etc. Further investigation will be needed to establish what particular autoimmune disease you are suffering from.