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... I tried to tell my doctor but she wouldn't listen. So I found a new doctor. He sent me for labs on Friday April 10th and here's all the labs he wants. Ana , dsdna, anti smi , anti ro, anti lag, anti phospholipid ab, complete level on all ( labs will only say negative here and not show the number if there is one that's low) Also sed rate, thyroxine tsh 3rd gen and C-reactive... (3 replies)
... Patients meet 4 or more of the ACR criteria. ANA is positive. This is "classic lupus", the form we think of when we hear the word. ... (3 replies)
Confused
Apr 7, 2015
... Hi everyone. I'm new here. Just wanted to share my story and ask some questions. About a month ago, I went to the dr with horrible fatigure with flu like symptoms and a red rash along my face. Later to find out my dr thought it was a malar rash and it does look like one. I have Hashimotos so after talking with me some she ran some tests. MY ANA came back positive and my... (6 replies)

Equivocal ds dna
Mar 31, 2015
... l Range is 0. ... (6 replies)
... Nope, not at all. They arent a sign of impending doom. Its sort of like ANA, most people have an ANA titer, which is why the positive cutoff is between 1:40 and 1:160 (childrens titer cutoff is lower 1:20 I think), but most dont and never will have an autoimmune. Now it is possible, since you have SSB and symptoms that over time other antibodies may become positive. Thats... (6 replies)
... antibodies mistakenly attack neutrophils. But a proper evaluation for lupus would involve specialized tests for ANA plus a wide array of autoantibodies, with further evaluation of physical symptoms, preferably all to be done by a rheumatologist. i.e. ... (4 replies)
... 2 years ago the rheumy checked the TSH and the TPO ( they were ok ) but the neurologist this time checked the TSH only ( the order said: TSH with reflex to free T4 if abnormal ) but the TSH was ok. What is a HLA - B27 ? ( reference range : negative ) and my was negativ, 2 years ago. Also back then Immunoglobulin G serum was a little high , 1671 ( 700-1600 ), but the rheumy... (28 replies)
... That's good to know. I am not familiar with all the different testing methods available, so I'll keep that in mind. I was blown away when I saw >400 results on a friend when mine runs in the 20-30 range! Thanks for the additional info. (28 replies)
... Many people with lupus have low B12 counts. Your lab uses an unusually low cut off for low end of range, as it is normally 400-1000. There are lots of reasons why B12 can be low, but it usually has to do with absorption (lack of), seen in pernicious anemia, celiac disease and other malabsorption states. If you take B12 orally and your count doesn't come up, it indicates you... (28 replies)
... What about the vit b12 level ? 2 years ago( actually 2 and a half ) was 259 and now it's 244 ( out of 211-911 range ). The rheumy didn't even mention it as low, now the neurologist say it's kind a low. So is it a "good" sign that actually it didn't go really lower since then ? ( I know that people have problems even with higher numbers ) So how can I know the b12 is a problem ? (28 replies)
... I have no recent titer on ANA, my labs just flag ana positive if any of the other antibodies are positive. ... (28 replies)
... logist for the dizziness, I didn't even think it could be lupus releated, because two years ago I didn't get diagnosed with it, but I told the dr. to recheck the ANA , so she did that with the b12 and vit. d. ... (28 replies)
... DNA, labs vary, so you'd need the range your lab uses. ... (28 replies)
... On the opposite end, the severe side, picture a person with positive ANA and positive for one or more of the ANA subtypes. These people meet 4 or more of the criteria. Rashes, if any, are often of the malar kind. ... (73 replies)
ANCA positive?
Mar 7, 2015
... shhh. I think there are three still to come, so that must tell me which ANCA antibodies I have. They did the full range of ANA antibodies several times, all negative. ... (7 replies)
ANCA positive?
Mar 6, 2015
... Good morning. I believe that vasculitis, like lupus, can affect a huge range of organs, including skin, and that it can be sudden-onset or gradual. At any point did you mention skin abnormalities on your lower extremities? (In the back of my mind, someone here did but I couldn't find it.) On your recent labs, in addition to the very general ANA, did you see MANY tests... (7 replies)
... Hello, After years of complaining of stiff joints and fatigue, my rashes, dry eyes and dry mouth are pushing me closer to a diagnosis. Thought for sure my blood work would show + for Sjogrens Antibodies, but it didn't. Now I'm thinking lupus. Could someone please take a look at my labs and tell me what you think? It seems like I got flagged for a little bit of... (1 replies)
... I understand your disgust. So I hate saying this, but rheum's approach seems by-the-book and "correct" to me, especially since your last RF was still in the negative range... and I can't even guess about your previous ANA & anti-DNA (you didn't state those). For lupus, rheums do need to see a certain number of findings, per the established ACR criteria. (You may find those in... (7 replies)
... Based on that, I still suspect that it's possible that a reading of 13 could be a tiny bit elevated yet nowhere near the range that worries most rheums. For example, the author of one book only really worries at a certain level. ... (4 replies)
... Welcome KM to the boards. I think we can help you. You do have several symptoms suggestive of lupus, plus two tests that support the diagnosis. 19 is not very high on the dsDNA, and many people with lupus have low numbers like this and do not have kidney involvement. This level fluctuates some, but for reference sake, some people have anti-dsDNA in the 100-400 range when they... (3 replies)


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