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... I totally agree, I'd want follow-up, too, if I were in your wife's place. Not knowing which anti-ds-DNA test was used (there are many), it's impossible to guess, especially given our limited knowledge as patients, what these numbers mean. There are clear reasons to remain vigilant: anti-ds-DNA fluctuates as lupus flares up, then recedes test results must be viewed in... (15 replies)
... Hi. This appt. seems to me to make much more sense, at last! I think very often a GP runs an ANA & stops right there. Because ANA is a general test (it may be positive in multiple conditions), if it comes back high, next the rheum runs it again, also adding tests for "ANA subtypes" (the ENA you mention). The ANA subtypes (such as anti-ds-DNA, anti-Sm, anti-Ro, anti-La,... (39 replies)
... welcome. No single test diagnoses lupus. Instead, a set of 11 criteria are used to diagnose and classify it. ... (15 replies)

... dsdna test but I will give you the whole story. ... (15 replies)
... its just that most rheumatologists dont trust anything but their own labs, and they know when they test funky because they're used to them. ... (15 replies)
... Have no idea which test it is? ... (15 replies)
... Have no idea which test it is? ... (15 replies)
... Hi and welcome! I'm just a patient, so please read in that light. Re: ANA pattern. I think these are taken with a big grain of salt because they're assigned by a lab tech & thus are subjective. I think nucleolar also correlates with polymyositis (in addition to scleroderma and CREST). It is possible to have lupus with AB's other than anti-ds-DNA and anti-Smith. The... (5 replies)
... harming the retina in patients without kidney or liver issues, and when taken in an amount appropriate to body weight, are virtually nil. I have a "field vision" test twice yearly. ... (1 replies)
So confused =(
Oct 10, 2014
... m AB. While it's good that this is negative, unfortunately there are multiple antibody screens available, so it's impossible to know which specific AB's this one test includes, i.e., it may not be exhaustive. ... (1 replies)
Good Complements?
Sep 23, 2014
... We have the results of the latest tests and here I am with many questions again! Compared to 4-6 weeks ago, ESR (67), CRP (1.8) and anti-RNP (4.8) stayed the same and as high as before, anti-ds-DNA (IFA) went up even higher to 34 compared to 20 (ref. 0-4) , and the rest were normal/negative (RF, anti-CCP, anti-thyroglobulin, anti-cardiolipin, and G6PD). Urinalysis showed a... (35 replies)
... p.s. I got a copy of the urine test that was done last month and it says complete urinalysis, so it was not by dipstick. ... (35 replies)
... DNA which made me think that maybe kidney is already involved. Hopefully rheumy will order another urinalysis to also include test for cast so that we know better what is going on. ... (35 replies)
... Complement, SLE is dx'ed using 11 "classification criteria" pre-established by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). You may find them in the "sticky posts" (permanent info posts)*, located above the user threads. Generally (but not always) you must meet 4 or more of the 11 for a dx of systemic lupus. They need not present simultaneously, btw; instead, envision checking... (35 replies)
... then diagnosis of lupus is kind of certain. In terms of rheumys accepting only special labs to do the testing, I thought the test already done by the PCP would be acceptable because both of them are in the same medical complex and would probably use the same lab, but maybe not? ... (35 replies)
... I have an appt. to get a second opinion for my infertility next month and I will bring all this up with him as well. Hopefully he'll agree to test me for the antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. Is this just 1 blood test? ... (6 replies)
... Lori, Where lupus is a possibility, I think elevated B.U.N. and creatine in bloodwork are signs kidneys aren't filtering properly. (I just reread your original post & realized you said those values were NOT QUITE out of range.) And urinalysis includes checks for "urine casts" and for protein in the urine, which are also signs of abnormal kidney function. Have they... (6 replies)
... DNA with a negative ANA. Just to note, you can still have children if you have APLS, they don't all end in miscarriages. A miscarriage is just a red flag to test for this. I never understood why people who miscarry, aren't automatically tested for this. ... (6 replies)
... DNA is just one test that is specific for lupus. Although yours is a low positive, the number may change over the next few years and it should definitely be watched. ... (6 replies)
... My dr. had said all my tests were fine. The ANA screen came back negative though. Should I inquire about the Anti DS DNA? ... (6 replies)

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