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... 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)

... 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)
... 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)
... I'm not taking anything except arthritis-strength Tylenol. My dr. doesn't believe in medicating lupus just yet, as I stated in a different post. I can relate to your joint pain. Every joint of mine has been hit by this flare. I couldn't even bend my arms to brush my teeth, it was so bad. I can't take any anti-inflammatories, so I'm toughing this out. It's very draining.... (7 replies)
... I think I can help. The anti-DS-DNA is a specific antibody test for lupus activity. Anything under 30 is considered negative. Yours is at 20. Mine happens to be 160 right now. I had asked AngelicBrat the same question and she had said this test is more specific for lupus than an ANA test. Hope this helps. Shari (7 replies)
... Hi and thanks so much!! My rash can get pretty big, and sometimes it's just patches. I don't know what causes them, but I know for sure its not due to clothing or lotions or anything like that. Some test results: WBC: 8.7 Platelet Count: PLATELET CLUMPS Rheumatoid Factor: <20 Anti-Double Stranded DNA Antibody/ Negative (6 replies)
Late Onset Lupus
Jul 6, 2016
... Hi & welcome! Lupus actually has a very wide age continuum, and even things deemed "rare" can happen. I myself was dx'ed in late 40's with a "rare" subset in which my ANA was negative but anti-Ro was positive. I'd had problems since adolescence, with new ones appearing each decade, then photosensitive rashes beginning 8 years prior to dx. So my best guess is that I had... (10 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)
Lab Work Meaning
Jun 1, 2013
... Hi everyone, I'm pretty worried about the recent Lupus Blood Panel I just received results for... A bit of a story, but suffice it to say I tested positive for ANA a few years back; the test was ordered because I was experiencing some skin problems that turned out to be a contact allergy and have since been resolved. That my ANA was positive was considered unrelated, and... (1 replies)
Apr 18, 2013
... of people with lupus never develop a positive ANA. Be sure your past labs have included a Smith antibody and anti double stranded DNA antibody. They are specific for lupus and should be run. How long have you been ill? ... (9 replies)
... Thanks everyone. I will be going to the Mayo Clinic in January to finally get a good diagnosis. I have had positive ANA's that are specific to Mixed Connective Tissue Disease multiple times now, but my doctor wants me to go out of state for a diagnosis. Seems strange to me. I have had so much blood work done with LOTS of things coming back abnormal...yet I still have to... (4 replies)
... Useful For Evaluating patients with signs and symptoms consistent with lupus erythematosus (LE) Monitoring patients with documented LE for flares in disease activity. (4 replies)
... double stranded DNA antibody. She told me herself that test results will fluctuate. I do take Plaquenil every day. ... (8 replies)
... I also tested positive for anti double stranded dna. My number was 10 and the lab showed anything higher than 9 as a positive. ... (11 replies)

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