... They said it isn't negative but it isn't strongly positive either. What does that mean? ... (8 replies)
... use I was very very weak,fatigued, in pain. Visited a lot of specialists, nothing was ever found except slightly raised ESR levels, ANA, Anti CCP, RA factor were negative at that point. My health continued to decline,I got weird looking acne all over my back and face but doctors brushed it off to hormonal imbalance. ... (8 replies)
... dsDNA test. In March, a negative ANA, no other test conducted. Fast forward to this week, negative ANA test but positive anti dsdna test. ... (2 replies)
... grumpymoose, must say I love your nickname, it's the best ever. Anyhow, welcome. Before I answer, have you seen the "sticky posts"? On the main lupus page, they're the permanent info posts located above the user threads; they have a little lock symbol to the left of their titles.
I was dx'ed with lupus with a negative ANA, which is very uncommon, less than 5% of all... (1 replies)
... but my Ana was negative the one time I took it. ... (1 replies)
... if you can get actual copies of your test results, and care to post them here, it would be helpful. ... (2 replies)
... and if only slightly elevated, I don't think doctors would count ANA as a criteria fulfilled. ... (2 replies)
... Hi! Thank you so much for your answer!!
Yes, your case indeed sound a lot like mine. :O
I live in Brazil and I havent find any dermatopathologist here in my city >.<
and nothing called lupus band test, but i think i find a laboratory that does what they call "direct immunofluoressence" and in the description they say it can diagnosis lupus. Do you think is the same thing?
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... My ANA was never positive. ... (14 replies)
... In July I mentioned to my primary care dr that my joints always get achy. He sent me for tests related to RA. My rheumatoid factor was high, my ANA came back high, and the test cascaded into a couple other positive autoantibodies. ... (15 replies)
... style, on which I fell over immediately because my ANA was negative. ... (7 replies)
... I had the ANA with reflex cascade, so after the first series of 5 antibodies found a positive, the test stopped. ... (7 replies)
... yes it came back negative again. Only abnormal thing were the habitual pcr and esr. ... (14 replies)
... CCP is a test for early RA. ... (4 replies)
... for diagnosis a positive test for a specific antibody is more important than is a negative ANA test. ... (7 replies)
... Does a negative ANA rule out SLE, as I know people test negative for ANA but still have the subset SCLE. I am confused. If anyone could clear this up, I would greatly appreciate it. ... (1 replies)
... I recently reviewed some autoimmune info and it explained that if calcium and magnesium levels were off, more cal than mag, then you could have inflammation problem. Info explained magnesium helps keep control of inflammation.
When doctors started workup on me, they were looking for protein in urine.
Info in medical books about immune inflammatory responses indicates... (29 replies)
... of negative ANA. ... (29 replies)
... I was wondering if it is possible to have any form of Lupus with out having a positive ANA test? ... (29 replies)
... I doubt that one negative ANA proves much, because blood labs by definition are really only a snapshot in time. ... (5 replies)