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... Hi, Stacey. Here's what I *think* I know, but you need a real doctor, obviously. But once again, I think you're asking the right questions! Proper diagnosis and unique treatments needed? Yes, for both lupus & Sjogren's. Goal is to suppress production of unwanted, damaging autoantibodies. These useful meds aren't prescribed without a proper dx. For milder lupus (meaning... (52 replies)
... 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,... (52 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)
... 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)
... 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)
... 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)
Anti ds-dna ase
Oct 21, 2003
... I remember having a blood test done a while ago when I was being worked up for something else, and the test said something about being positive for anti ds-DNA ase, and I know this is an antinuclear antibody, but does it mean that I'm going to get lupus at some time in my life? Or does it just mean that I had inflammation or something? My aunt has lupus, scleroderma, and... (1 replies)
... Hi. Do you have hardcopy of the labs, or were results read over the phone? My lab prints out-of-range vs. in-range values in separate columns. For anti-ds-DNA, my lab uses these ranges, BUT there's no guarantee your lab uses the same. For something this important, I'd ask the doctor for hardcopy. < 25, Negative; 25-34.9, Equivocal; 35-99.9, Weakly Positive; 100-200,... (2 replies)
... DNA test was done. ... (3 replies)
Ds DNA @ titer 20
Oct 26, 2012
... Hi. Apparently anti-ds-DNA can vacillate: it can be higher just before, or at the start of, flares; and once it turns positive, it stays positive. I don't know that it's a titer test, though (sorry), you'd have to ask. Unfortunately, if the reference range on the report says >10 is positive, then >20 appears to be solidly positive, but you should confirm with someone familiar... (3 replies)

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