... I think direct immunofluorescence refers to one method of autoimmune blood labs. ... (14 replies)
... Hi! Thank you so much for your answer!!
Yes, your case indeed sound a lot like mine. :O
I live in Brazil and I havent find any dermatopathologist here in my city >.<
and nothing called lupus band test, but i think i find a laboratory that does what they call "direct immunofluoressence" and in the description they say it can diagnosis lupus. Do you think is the same thing?
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... Meaning what, does homogenous lean toward a diagnosis of Lupus or not? I have always had positive ANA's 1:320 with a homogenous pattern, but one tested negative, even though all the other tests were positive, so this immune system problem was thrown completely out of the window, and I am still very sick. But with that one being negative, my doctor said likely nothing was ever... (6 replies)
... Always ask for copies of your test results so you can see everything. I had another blood test return highly positive as well that they never mentioned, and I would never have known if I hadn't asked for copies. ... (6 replies)
... Not much info on this direct test... ... (6 replies)
... Ok, I found this on another site. This is the testing I had done (by *******).
Do you think this means I don't have Lupus? I don't have ALL of the symptoms. Just joint pain and muscle pain which could be my withdrawal from Xanax and I am okay out in the sun. I just have health anxiety and freak myself out really bad. (8 replies)
... D or ANA Direct. Here's what I found out about the test ... ... (3 replies)
... Direct test back. ... (3 replies)
... titers and complete blood panel. ... (6 replies)
... I've had blood work 3 times and the ANA result is always reported as "ANA Direct", with an exact number. ... (4 replies)
... Anyway, I came back home the next week and went to my doctor who did a new ana test. For the first time in 4 years I had a "negative" ana count. ... (6 replies)
... I decided to post my recent results so you guys can check them out. I read on another posts where borderline results can be significant, so here they are.
ANA IFA SCREEN W/REFL TO TITER AND PATTERN, IFA ANA SCREEN, IFA POSITIVE (NEGATIVE) March 11, 2014
DIRECT ANTIGLOBULIN TEST (DAT) DIRECT ANTIGLOBULIN TEST (DAT) NEGATIVE (NEGATIVE) March 11, 2014
SM ANTIBODY SM... (76 replies)
... I would ask the Dr if u should stop taken med's..but far as the symptom's those are some of the symptom's i had 13 yr's ago before they told me i had Lupus... (5 replies)
... Hi everyone. I'm new here and looking for help. I'm 30yrs. old and had my dr. run a routine blood test. It came back positive for ANA Direct. It says 3 under positive but I don't see any titers. They also tested for the list of antibodies, RNP, Smith, etc. ... (5 replies)
... Hi everyone. I'm new here and looking for help. I'm 30yrs. old and had my dr. run a routine blood test. It came back positive for ANA Direct. It says 3 under positive but I don't see any titers. They also tested for the list of antibodies, RNP, Smith, etc. ... (0 replies)
... diately following, I started waking up so stiff I could hardly move. That was soon followed by joint pain that seemed indicative of Rheumatoid Arthritis. I had blood work done and everything was OK except my ANA direct was very elevated at 710. ... (1 replies)
... She ran every test known to man. ... (0 replies)
... e level is important, as well as BUN. The hydronephrosis may be causing the decrease in kidney function and may be reversible. On the other hand, lupus can cause direct damage to the kidneys and needs to be assessed by a nephrologist. A negative anti dsDNA does NOT rule out lupus. Have you had an ANA done? ... (2 replies)
... I got a for sure bullseye. 3 days later got sick as a dog. nausea, joints aching, fever, heart palpitations,etc...etc... Went to my then GP. He took blood to check for Lyme. But went ahead and treated me for Lyme. My tests came back negative. After being treated. ... (7 replies)
... Have you had the blood tests cited in the ACR criteria? ... (6 replies)