... I'd also want to know what OTHER antibody tests were run. Because ANA can elevate in many conditions, you'd want to know if all the "close cousins" were properly considered, e.g. ... (4 replies)
... Sockie, I've never read that a rheum MUST find *specific* AB's (AB's = autoantibodies) to pin down a dx more refined than the generic "CTD", but one sure senses they look for them! (The ACR criteria for each of these conditions are likely to contain one or more specific AB's, but with most of those criteria lists, a patient only must fulfill "some" criteria.) Another thing... (10 replies)
... My rheumatologist diagnosed me with lupus about ten days ago. ANA was 1:640, mixed pattern with speckled and homogeneous. ENA and ds-DNA all negative. Rheumatologist gave me injection of prednisone and I started to feel so much better within two days. Also started me on plaquenil.
My question is, for months now I've been experiencing heart flutterings that are... (3 replies)
... Hi, "micro". I'm very glad you're headed to Stanford. Since ANA can also elevate in UC, I think you definitely need an "artiste" here, to determine whether you also have lupus, or something in the same ballpark. ... (11 replies)
... Hey, guys. I was at the doctor a few months ago and had an ANA test come back positive. I was told I have an autoimmune disease and have an appointment to see a specialist next month to figure out which one. ... (3 replies)
... Sm, so I guess my rheumotologist will test that and I'm sure other things. I haven't had a urinalysis yet, so I'm sure they'll do that as well. ... (7 replies)
... test result on ANA show up. They were all negative up until then, and although I knew something was wrong, I could not get answers. Low C3 and 4 do occur in lupus but are not specific to it. ... (2 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)
... 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)
... The value of the ana test is determined by lots of factors. The results of an ANA test are usually given in titres, which is a measure of how much the blood sample can be diluted before the presence of the antibodies can no longer be detected. ... (2 replies)