... lupus and others. It is very helpful that the other antibodies will be tested, as they are more specific to point to a given diagnosis. Your rheumatoid arthritis test is negative, so you will have more information when these other test results are in. ... (1 replies)
... Thank you, Ladybud! That's how I felt about the dsDNA test results. I'm encouraged that my rheumatologist said he will monitor me closely due to high ANA. ... (9 replies)
... It differs from SLE in several key regards. While ANA is positive in both, in DILE the specific AB's most associated with SLE aren't present. ... (9 replies)
... Ro but with ANA staying negative. You may be wondering, has anyone here fit into one of these categories? ... (20 replies)
... My family doctor did some blood work In April of 2015 RF factor and ANA and they came back negative. Because of my symptoms he referred me to a Rheumy. ... (0 replies)
... Good morning. The lupus malar rash comes in a lot of different shapes and sizes, meaning extents. I was surprised when I looked at dermatological pics & saw that degree of variation.
There is a specialty skin test sometimes used to help diagnose lupus when labs & criteria can't quite solidify the dx. It's called a Lupus Band Test (LBT) and is rarely done because it's rarely... (5 replies)
... I was orginally diagnosed with Sjogrens by a neuro who specializes in MS. My original labs pretty much matched those referenced in my first post, except my ANA orginally was negative. I can't remember what the score was on the Schimers test, but do know it reflected towards a high probability for Sjogrens. ... (5 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)
... three rows of extra eyelashes, and arthritis, and osteo penia. I had ana test.. ... (6 replies)
... speckled. Now ANA negative but RNP 7.8. ... (0 replies)
... It looks to me like your ANA result fell within your lab's negative range, but your dr. should confirm that, of course. ... (2 replies)
... Hi and welcome. I was told and have read that about 3 to 5% of people with systemic lupus remain ANA-negative, but test positive for anti-Ro. This subtype is called "Ro-lupus". Hopefully your doctors will test for specific autoantibodies even if your ANA stays negative---especially given your low C4, elevated ESR, etc. Hope you post more soon. Best wishes, Vee (2 replies)
... throw a negative ANA in the mix LOL. I'm just curious to see how many of us folks are truly out there. ... (9 replies)
... I've had test results where some columns make little sense. ... (3 replies)
... what if your ANA test comes back Positive/ reference range negative (3 replies)