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... Smith tests are very important as well. So you have some crucial results pending. The RNP if very high points more to MCTD, but low levels can be seen in lupus too. You can have significantly high ds DNA antibodies even with a low ANA, so you may get your Christmas wish yet. Let us know! ... (18 replies)
... Hi again. So, I saw the rheuma today, and, as you all said, he wasn't too impressed with my low ANA. ... (18 replies)
... I've had so many of the same things! Several years ago, I started off with urinary irritability, yet spot urine test & urinalysis (which took several days) showed very high WBC's but a meaningless level of bacteria, so I was taken off the antibiotic that had been prescribed. Then urologist found multiple kidney stones (had an US and did 24-hour urine collection) but deemed... (18 replies)

... Thanks for your note. See my comments below... :) Thanks! Appreciate it much! (18 replies)
... is very possible. The specific symptoms that could be suggestive of it are the chronic low grade fever, pleural thickening and pulmonary nodules, muscle weakness and pain, joint pain, headaches, fatigue and repeated infections. ... (18 replies)
... Hi, I've been posting on Cancer forums but am moving now to the Lupus forum. I just saw a Rheuma this past week and have my follow-up sched for next Monday. My history is a bit long... -Got sick mid-July 2014 w/abdominal symptoms (diagnosed/hospitalized w/ UC/Gastritis 2012). Started low-grade fever Aug 2014. -saw Gastro: she says UTI, puts me on Cipro. Cipro gave... (18 replies)
... Since I'm 50, I've read a lot about late onset lupus. The symptom profile is a bit different. Lower ANA and dsDNA antibody values. More muscle pain than other SLE sufferers. High incidence of heart, lung and vascular problems. ... (10 replies)
... Yeah, I'll jump in with Vee on this... as far as everything else coming out normal. My tests were all normal too (CBC, including bun/creatine, all the "normal" tests PCPs run...) It was the more specific tests like ana/dsdna that came out abnormal after my pcp thought Rheumatoid arthritis based on my complaints. Not even a couple months later rheum tests for liver enzymes,... (15 replies)
... What makes your wifes situation confusing, is her ANA by IFA was negative... Its possible, but unlikely to be dsdna positive but IFA ANA negative. This usually means ssdna spoiled the test somehow.. but you said her ssdna was negative. ... (15 replies)
... For the record, fibromyalgia doesn't elevate ANA or specific autoantibodies. Muscle and joint pain, fatigue, inflammation, and frequent infections are all quite common in lupus. ... (15 replies)
... You have not misunderstood. I think both GPs have totally misinterpreted how the test is done and therefore what high/low positive is. Sounds like they're thinking backwards in dilutions. anything under 1:40 is negative... over 1:160 is considered significant. Your result is high. Rheumatologists always understand these tests a lot better (ie, some GPs refer out for... (56 replies)
... doubling each time. Each doubling represents a dilution of the blood, the actual end titer is the last visible stage of the ANA by the lab tech. ... (56 replies)
... Star Stacey, The rheum not being concerned about your ANA titer is concerning to me. This is NOT a low titer, it is high, and undoubtedly means something. ... (56 replies)
So confused =(
Oct 10, 2014
... Hi, welcome! I'm just a patient, but here's how I understand some of the *possible* meanings of these tests. But first, labs alone never diagnose lupus. Instead, 11 criteria are used, and you may find these with the "sticky posts" (permanent info posts) located above the user threads. You generally (but not always) must meet 4 or more of the 11 to sustain a diagnosis of SLE.... (1 replies)
... while a high ANA is significant because an extremely low amount of the healthy population has a very high ANA, it does not correlate to disease activity. ... (56 replies)
... shows list of most likely diseases based upon blood results only. I dont know if alise is ONLY based on blood, or symptoms too. In your case, with a low dsdna and blood results only yes, SLE is "unlikely" by a computer... in clinical context, totally different matter. ... (1 replies)
... tests even though ANA was negative. When ANA is done using the "reflex" testing approach, if it's negative, all the various AB tests aren't necessarily run. ... (18 replies)
... is a pretty low ANA. ... (2 replies)
... I know that is a disease that comes back with a positive ANA and ASM. BUT my liver enzymes are normal now. ... (0 replies)
... I too have a somewhat low ANA, but I am in excruciating amounts of pain and am very very inflamed... ... (7 replies)

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