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Need suggestions
Aug 1, 2018
... I would definitely see someone else. Not all lupus patients get butterfly rash. And fibromyalgia does not cause fever, nasal ulcers, or hair loss. You have several symptoms seen in lupus and should have other antibodies tested, inflammatory markers, urinalysis, bmp, etc. I would not accept this answer, insufficient workup or diagnosis of fibromyalgia. Sorry you had this... (1 replies)
Need suggestions
Jul 31, 2018
... e said he did not think it was lupus because I did not have a butterfly rash that last weeks to a month at a time. He said I have fibromyalgia and did no further testing like sed rate, crp, CBC, CMP or antibody testing. ... (1 replies)
... une process." And further narrowed to lupus or sjorgen's syndrome. I started seeing a rheumy last month in Boston who has narrowed things down to my repeat ANA testing coming back positive. ... (6 replies)

Ana test result
Jan 6, 2012
... It looks to me like your ANA result fell within your lab's negative range, but your dr. should confirm that, of course. ... (2 replies)
... ELISA, Farr, and Crithidia. So, maybe your lab did two different ANA tests, and they were both positive? ... (6 replies)
... I can't say Quest wasn't appropriate with their testing. I don't know. But there can be false negatives that occur in ANA testing. I would just have it rechecked again to be sure of the results. My guess would be that your Lupus may be in remission. ... (8 replies)
... There is a thread in the sticky posts at the top of this board that discusses the lab tests for Lupus diagnosis that addresses ANA testing. Also look for a link in that thread as it has some of the best info on Lupus. I am sure there is plenty of info there. ... (6 replies)
ASO titer testing?
May 14, 2007
... ating because I have to start all over again, and whats worse is that I dont think this doctor believes there is anything wrong with me. He really hasnt done any testing and I havent went to see a good rhuemy yet. ... (0 replies)
... D or ANA Direct. Here's what I found out about the test ... ... (3 replies)
... although there are many, plus a positive ANA. Your list of symptoms and positive ANA are meaningful but not sufficient to make a diagnosis. I do think seeing a rheumatologist is a good idea. ... (5 replies)
... First let me say I am sorry you have been sick for so long without having been tested for lupus long ago. It's quite common for ANA to fluctuate between positive and negative, which invariably causes confusion, sometimes even for the Dr. ... (5 replies)
... just want to feel better. I've been sick for over six years now and nobody ever even thought of testing me for lupus until my new primary care dr, so I'm very grateful for her. ... (5 replies)
... with modern tests, ANA is now positive almost always. ... (1 replies)
... immune diseased through blood testing anyways due to my request. ... (1 replies)
... She is testing me for Hep B surface antibody, and Hep C antibody, and also Gamma Interferon for TB. What the heck? ... (15 replies)
Dsdna testing
Aug 1, 2016
... patient, but I believe ANA is a very general test that can be positive in quite a few conditions, and that it's never by itself alone diagnostic of anything. ... (1 replies)
Dsdna testing
Apr 29, 2016
... Awaiting my first rheumatologist appt in two months and want feedback on test results. I've read some labs use <10 as reference point for dsdna, and some use <30. Why the discrepancy, and Is the presence of anti-dsdna antibodies significant at low levels (15.4) with 1:1280 homogeneous ANA? (1 replies)
... etc. So I'm wondering if somehow in your notes ANA got conflated with RF? ... (5 replies)
... I do agree that more extensive testing needs to be done and if I should ever get another rash, I will try to contact a skin doctor to get that biopsy you mentioned. The specific one. ... (11 replies)
... of patients with SLE will have a positive ANA, making it highly sensitive and useful as a screening test. A negative ANA makes SLE very unlikely and other diagnoses should be sought to explain symptoms. ... (1 replies)

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