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... ell, with a lupus band test included. The liver issues could be related, as there is a "lupoid hepatitis" as well as other possible causes. I have never heard of elevated copper levels in lupus, but find that very interesting and will research that too. Let us know how things go for you and keep pressing for answers. ... (5 replies)
... Hi, Min5f. I've also read that ANA can turn positive in advance of symptoms. ... (2 replies)
... So then I went to see an allergist. After some testing and bloodwork, she noticed elevated ANA levels and told me I should see a rheumatologist. She said, It could be something like lupus. ... (0 replies)

... welcome. I think that ANA is elevated but not hugely, but , ANA level doesn't necesssarily track with disease severity. And at lower levels, false positives are more likely. ... (3 replies)
... jrlaguna, hi. Doubtless I'll have trouble finding words to convey this, but criteria and symptoms are different. The criteria speak to things that distinguish lupus from other conditions, and thus don't really constitute a definitive list of symptoms. To illustrate--- The criteria *appear* to say that only a few autoantibodies are possible in lupus (i.e., anti-ds-DNA and... (5 replies)
... A blood test was administered during this initial visit. The result of the blood test came back with everything within normal range except elevated ANA titer. ... (5 replies)
... ANA is positive in a variety of conditions, not just lupus. And it can also be positive due to a passing virus, aging, etc. So your GP makes sense when he says elevated ANA doesn't prove lupus. ... (6 replies)
... elevated ANA due to a passing virus, a family tendency, etc. ... (5 replies)
... I've had thyroid levels checked in my blood tests... they were all normal. Which only makes this more confusing. I have noticed, though... that I do have that butterfly marking. ... (12 replies)
... No, my supplements do not help much... My levels hover around low levels, but not significantly low. ... (12 replies)
... ANA is also sometimes elevated due to a passing virus, aging, a family tendency, etc. ... (2 replies)
... could have profound clinical problems. So ANA is meaningful, but only in the context of symptoms. ... (4 replies)
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... She and one of my siblings also had diabetes. I have 2 nieces with Crohn's, and my own daughter has elevated ANA levels, but she is not symptomatic. ... (6 replies)
... Ro positive. ANA levels can be wildly high. A fair percent also have Sjogren's. ... (12 replies)
... Anyone have any imput? (35 replies)
... Has there been any NOTED cases of this disorder withou t having elevated ANA levels? ... (35 replies)
... If it's been over 3 months, I personally think it is quite reasonable to request another ANA test and this time if it comes out "normal" then you can rest a bit more assured as you said you don't have any other symptoms right now. ... (3 replies)
... muscle inflammation, osteoporosis, plus the elevated CRP and ANA. Plus a probable family history. Lupus is a TREATABLE disease. Not curable, but treatment can help a lot in how you feel and function. ... (11 replies)
... In addition to what Vee has said, you might ask your rheum for xrays of your worst joints. If erosions are seen, it would confirm RA. Some people have a combination of lupus and RA, unofficially called rhupus. I agree celiac testing should be done, and a hepatologist (liver specialist) will probably be needed as well, if your ALT stays elevated. Be sure to avoid alcohol and... (2 replies)
... tests. I can't tell how thoroughly you've been screened for lupus and its close cousins. In the "further tests" that revealed positive ANA and RF, were you also tested for the large array of AB's seen in lupus and its close cousins? ... (2 replies)

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