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... Can someone tell me what a DS (double stranded) Anti-DNA result of <10 means? That's all the info I have. (2 replies)
Testing for Lupus
Oct 20, 2013
... Anti DNA double stranded IgG Eliza is 380. Any information will be appreciated. Thank you. ... (3 replies)
... I believe 40 and below is negative and 60 or more is positive (4 replies)

... Does anyone know what an Anti Double Stranded DNA value of 4 is? ... (4 replies)
... my blood test showed anti-double stranded anti-DNA level of 2, what does that mean (2 replies)
... So She Looked At My Last Labs From Last Month. And She Mentioned The Double Stranded Dna Thing, And That It's Positive, Or The Numbers Are High, I Forget What She Said. ... (6 replies)
... All labs are different, so the Anti-dna values can be different too. Do you know what the "normal range" of the Anti-DNA at the lab that you had it done? It should be located on the lab sheet beside the + value in brackets. That will give a better idea. Mine was 151 up here, and the cut off was 20. Heck of a flare!!! Shari was right though, the Anti-dna is much more... (7 replies)
... speckled, and anti DNA double stranded, 32. ... (3 replies)
... Zoe, I just read myself that certain meds can cause lymphocytopenia (low lymphocytes), but I think some of the inflammatory AI's themselves can as well, like lupus & RA, and maybe more. Re RF, I don't know what level is considered "interesting". I think doctors often run a more useful test called anti-CCP (anti-cyclic citrullinated protein). I'd also wonder if the... (21 replies)
... Melissa, very *high* anti-ds-DNA points strongly to lupus, but *slight* elevations are possible in some other conditions. In fact, a very high finding would fulfill one of the 11 ACR criteria. But without the reference range, it's impossible to tell how high yours is; so when you discuss your findings with your doctor, you should ask for the range & ask how high he/she deems... (5 replies)
... Hi. Why not get a copy from your GP of the labs that showed high DNA? Then start a personal file, and maintain it at least while going thru the evaluation process. Then you'd know which kind* of DNA, the value + hopefully the reference range to make sense of the value. (* BTW, anti-double-stranded-DNA is redolent of systemic lupus, whereas anti-single-stranded-DNA suggests... (6 replies)
... Yes , it was the results by crithidia ifa testing. The only other abnormal was the high RNP and Ana of 1:160 speckled pattern over the year. I did have a skin biopsy which showed maybe indication of lupus. Like I said the rheumy just said udct even with the high RNP, but now said probably lupus. So Vee, would a 1:320 dna ds ab like really high when the normal is below 1:10?... (5 replies)
... Hi. I didn't quite follow your first sentence. Were those the findings for anti-ds-DNA (anti-double-stranded DNA) on a "Crithidia immunofluorescence test"? Crithidia may be an older test with substantial pitfalls; ELISA may be more common today....? (I'm not knowledgeable on the various generations of these tests, so I hope others who know more will comment.) Was anti-RNP... (5 replies)
... It depends on the method used and the lab. I have had ELISA anti-dsDNA and FARR immunoassay anti-dsDNA. For the FARR at my lab negative is less than 7. (4 replies)
... Hi. Plaquenil builds up slowly & thus can take 3-4 months or more to reach its full effect. When I first started it, I heated up like fire within an hour of taking each dose (breakfast & dinner); also I was nauseous and blurry-eyed at night for a few weeks. But after those few weeks of adjustment, it got easier. Best of all, my various symptoms started to abate pretty... (7 replies)
... I saw the Dr. and he says I do have lupus. He started me on a anti-malaria drug. I have to take that twice a day. He also took more blood and said he wanted to rerun the blood work the previous reg. Dr. ordered so that he could test it in a more specialized way. I'm still waiting for those results. I've been having trouble staying asleep since starting this medication. ... (7 replies)
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... Lilqtpie, hello & welcome. There are "sticky posts" = permanent info posts at the top of the thread list. One lists criteria for SLE. Generally you must meet 4 of the 11 over time, meaning not necessarily simultaneously. My understanding is that ANA is "general" (because it's seen in multiple conditions), but that two *more specific* autoantibodies, anti-ds-DNA and... (7 replies)
... I am in NO WAY an expert but I know that anti ds dna is ONE of the tests used to diagnosis Lupus. ... (2 replies)
... Destiny, hi. Your first question: I think there are two different measuring systems for ANA. (1) The first is a simple ratio, like the 1:40 you mentioned. I *think* some experts consider 1:30 (and above) to be high. (2) In the second measuring system, the number doubles for each dilution. Examples: 1:80, 1:160, 1:320, 1:640, 1:1280, etc. I *think* some experts... (3 replies)

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