... So she completely dismissed my ana and told me its likely i have anyklosing spondylitis but more x rays would be needed. ... (2 replies)
... which he acknowledges is extremely high. But all other antibody tests are negative as is my rheumatoid factor so he says I definitely don't have lupus or ra. He is starting me on hydroxychloroquine but only because of my joint pain he says. ... (3 replies)
... I just noticed that my DRVVT test was slightly high. All the other lupus aps tests were negative. Below the aps results it said that DRVVT by itself doesn't qualify for lupus aps. ... (8 replies)
... It can be positive in autoimmune hashimotos: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1765977
If there was a connective tissue disease present as well, most people are going to have something more to prove so. Your WBC or RBC could be low. Platelets might be messed up. Inflammatory markers (ESR, CPK) may be elevated. There are a bunch of different blood tests that can be done... (2 replies)
... joint aches and hair loss. I had a physical where my thyroid antibodies were very high, my t4 was low., and my ana was 1.5. I went to a rheumotologist to rule out any other possible issues. The rheumotologist told me I had hashimotos. .. ... (2 replies)
... re it wasn't a false positive but got the same result. I was then given a salivary gland biopsy to rule out Sjogren's, which came back negative. My rheum said my test results weren't enough to definitively diagnose me with anything, although she thinks I have "early lupus". ... (5 replies)
... t comes and goes. Sometimes a biopsy of a rash can yield a diagnosis, but here is the catch. To get lupus to show up, if that is what it is, an immunoflourescent test looking for a lupus band in the skin MUST be done. A general biopsy will usually come back nonspecific and you have gone through it for nothing. ... (12 replies)
... 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... (14 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)
... 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)