... ANA. This may be positive in a large number of conditions, AND from viral or bacterial infection. ... (6 replies)
... I tested positive for lupus on the ANA and the bloodtest but my doctor said I didn't have the symptoms.... ... (4 replies)
... I don't know if this is all leading anywhere else. It is curious to me that my ANA at first rheum went from weak positive 0.07. ... (6 replies)
... I saw a rheum earlier this year and she ran a number of tests. On the ANA the result came out as 0.7 weak positive. The ref. range was indicated as less than 0.7.The rheum said tests results looked fine. Does the weak positive really mean nothing? ... (6 replies)
... Does anyone understand though why me ANA results just came out as 0. ... (6 replies)
... can also cause ANA to be positive. ... (6 replies)
... I also have positive ANA. ... (6 replies)
... My 'weak' ANA has the dr's CONVINCED I do not have Lupus. He says I do not present the clinical features of Lupus. ... (21 replies)
... Jen, hi & welcome. I'm just a patient, so please read in that light!
My recent labs display the following ranges for anti-dsDNA, in IU/ml.
< 25 is negative
25 to 34.9 is equivocal
35 to 99.9 is weak positive
100 to 200 is positive
> 200 is strong positive
BUT your lab may use different reference ranges than my lab, OR your test may have been a different anti-dsDNA... (7 replies)
... Test Name
LUPUS (SLE) PANEL
ANA SCREEN, IFA
ANA, IFA PATTERN
ANA, IFA TITER
<1:40 1:40-1:80 >1:80
Negative Low Antibody Level Elevated Antibody Level
Out Of Range POSITIVE 1:40 H (0 replies)
... Hi, just to add that I am in the UK. I have seen a Rheumatologist and she tested me for ANA, double stranded DNA, C3, C4, ENA and ANCA. The tests will get done but you need to see an 'interested' Rheumie.
My results in May & August were a weak positive ANA and a just detectable ANCA at a titre of <1/40 and was PR3 and MPO negative (have no idea what this means:dizzy:).
... (13 replies)
... I went to work on June 6 and was sitting at my desk and I began to feel very lightheaded and dizzy. This was not 'room spinning vertigo' but rather just a dizzy, weak feeling. I had also been feeling like my calves were swollen and I attributed it to water retention from my period. ... (0 replies)
... Hi. THIS is EXACTLY where my current rheumie made his NASTY comments, on the "DIDN'T THEY GO FURTHER?" question. I'm only a patient (obviously), but the dr. *may* have meant, (1) weren't more specific bloodwork tests and urinalysis called for; and (2) weren't ALL the ACR criteria for lupus checked?
I can't second-guess your doctor... I think you should just ASK if she... (6 replies)
This is only my experience, I in no way am putting any medical facility or person down, I just know what my harrowing experience was.
I will share with you what I have learned going to Rheum's at a major MI university that is also a leading facility in Lupus & other CTD's research.
I will try to make this short. 14yrs. ago I started the journey of trying to find... (6 replies)
... they say that is a weak positive? ... (21 replies)
... DNA tests with the weak ANA. ... (21 replies)
... Some sites I have seen call this a weak positive but neither doctor ever mentioned it. ... (2 replies)
... which from what I've read is rare but very specific for sle. My question is why would he be so hesitant to diagnose it as sle especially with the ana pattern being what it is? ... (4 replies)
... owitz and Gladman cover this topic extensively in a textbook chapter.1 In another textbook, Edworthy offers a complicated algorithm for diagnosis of lupus, using ANA titer, related antibodies, complement levels and symptoms to derive "diagnostic certainty". ... (4 replies)
... Hi Mock, I'm new here, but your story is very familiar.
Short answer re: family.
No, they're probably going to get pretty tired of you being sick unless they're pretty special human beings.
You'll feel guilty and they'll get tired of being sympathetic.
My journey began last year with a Lyme diagnosis w/out test. Treatment with doxycycline ...and a few months of... (21 replies)