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Please help
Aug 7, 2016
... Hi! I was hoping maybe someone could help me here. I'm scared and waiting to hear from the rheumatologist a office to schedule. Very new to all of this. I had some bloodwork done to rule out rheumatoid arthritis and now my dr is referring me to a rheumatologist. The "asap" on the notes is alarming to me. It's difficult to find any actual number values online to see where... (8 replies)
Lupus?
Mar 15, 2014
... I decided to post my recent results so you guys can check them out. I read on another posts where borderline results can be significant, so here they are. ANA IFA SCREEN W/REFL TO TITER AND PATTERN, IFA ANA SCREEN, IFA POSITIVE (NEGATIVE) March 11, 2014 DIRECT ANTIGLOBULIN TEST (DAT) DIRECT ANTIGLOBULIN TEST (DAT) NEGATIVE (NEGATIVE) March 11, 2014 SM ANTIBODY SM... (76 replies)
... VeeJ, thank you so much for replying. Let me see if I can answer any of your questions. Yes, I got copies of everything. You would be amazed at how much I have. Literally, it is 8-10" thick, or more! I was gonna give you the ranges, but... ugh... I JUST realized that my OB/Gyn still has everything. She is a new OB/Gyn. I told her everything I've been experiencing & to my... (18 replies)

Test results
Jul 30, 2012
... Anti-smooth muscle antibodies (anti-SMA) were previously tested for by indirect immunofluorescence (IF) using rat stomach as antigen. The smooth muscle in these sections contains numerous proteins, including; microfilaments (which contain F-actin), intermediate filaments, and microtubules. Of these proteins, F-actin has the closest association with autoimmune hepatitis... (14 replies)
Test results
Jul 30, 2012
... Anti-smooth muscle antibodies (anti-SMA) were previously tested for by indirect immunofluorescence (IF) using rat stomach as antigen. The smooth muscle in these sections contains numerous proteins, including; microfilaments (which contain F-actin), intermediate filaments, and microtubules. Of these proteins, F-actin has the closest association with autoimmune hepatitis... (14 replies)
... im trying to figure mine out Test Name LUPUS (SLE) PANEL ANA SCREEN, IFA ANA, IFA PATTERN ANA, IFA TITER <1:40 1:40-1:80 >1:80 In Range HOMOGENEOUS Negative Low Antibody Level Elevated Antibody Level (2 replies)
... Test Name LUPUS (SLE) PANEL ANA SCREEN, IFA ANA, IFA PATTERN ANA, IFA TITER <1:40 1:40-1:80 >1:80 In Range HOMOGENEOUS Negative Low Antibody Level Elevated Antibody Level Out Of Range POSITIVE 1:40 H (0 replies)
... Just got my labs back and need help interpreting. I will be going back to my rheumatologist. ANA titer- 1:160 Pattern mixed, speckled and nucleolar DNA Ab (DS)- negative CRP, high sensitivity- 9.3 mg/l HIGH Rheumatoid factor- <20 (in a previous test mine came out as 7 with high rage of 14) (2 replies)
... Jeannie, The first test my reg. Dr. ran on me was the ANA screen...result, pos. ANA Titer (8 replies)
... Good morning. This sounds very frustrating, as many of us here have likewise experienced...! Have you read the diagnostic criteria for lupus? You may find the 11 in one of the "sticky posts" above the user threads. Generally, but not always, you must meet at least 4 to sustain a diagnosis of SLE. They should be considered "permanent", i.e., envision checking each off, once... (2 replies)
Late Onset Lupus
Jul 6, 2016
... rise as long as 2 years after taking the culprit med, even when it was taken only briefly. So if you've taken any meds in several years and haven't had those two AB tests, it may not hurt to have them. ... (10 replies)
... Thank you for the reply. I honestly thought 160 was low, I swear on my labs it said borderline positive. I went today to do the labs the tests are as follows and I will post results once I get them in if you want to see them: Creatinine, AST, ALT, CBC, Sed Rate, CRP, Anti DS DNA Ab, Anti Cardiolipin AB, Anti SM Ab, Anti RNP Ab, C3, C4, RA (6 replies)
... Hi & welcome. Yell if the following doesn't make enough sense, and please do let us know how you make out today. Is your anti-ds-DNA positive? No---at least my own rheum doesn't consider anything below range as "positive" because that's what ranges are for. But is it possible to have lupus without a positive anti-ds-DNA? Yes, definitely. If you read the classification... (1 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)
... Twelve years ago, I was tested for Lupus after symptoms of joint pain. My ANA test came back positive and no diagnosis was made because of no other symptoms. Last year I went back to the same Rheumatologist with joint pain. He did another ANA as well as IgG, IgA and Igm because of recurrent UTI's. This time the ANA was negative and the other tests were abnormal - low. I... (1 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)
... I did see my PCP today and he said yelp looks like lupus and that my dna ds was on the upper end of mild level and with all the other testing, lupus is finally showing itself. ... (5 replies)
... Hi. Sorry but I've only seen my own anti-ds-DNA results that look different: straight numbers, no ratios, no method specified. I think your best option is to ask your rheumatologist to explain. But I strongly doubt that "some" elevation "guarantees" future kidney problems, so hang in there on that worry, OK? Also, if your serum BUN and creatine ae normal, and urinalysis... (5 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)


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