... le test rules systemic lupus out, my best guess is that your doctors have run ANA, a general antibody test, multiple times and might be ruling out lupus based on ANA being negative. Why? ... (7 replies)
... A lot of the new systems include computer calculated results of what is possible. Alise is its own whole system. I know some (like bioplex system) 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... (1 replies)
... logist just to rule out the possibility of something else causing my aches and pains. So, my GP did that and did some bloods. The rheumatology factor came back negative and that was that. I asked her to consider lupus and gave her a list of symptoms that come and go. So, she ordered ANA test. ... (52 replies)
... Unfortunately my long awaited rheumi appoint back in April did not go well. He used the appointment time to explain why my test results weren't significant. Then he commented that SLE is very difficult to treat. ... (10 replies)
... its just that most rheumatologists dont trust anything but their own labs, and they know when they test funky because they're used to them. ... (15 replies)
... dsdna test but I will give you the whole story. ... (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... (52 replies)
... That's the goal, actually, to suppress the production of unwanted autoantibodies. I've taken Plaquenil for almost 15 years, and my values went negative fairly early on and have stayed negative. ... (1 replies)
... Goldy, many rheums wont repeat certain antibody tests once you've been diagnosed. IE ANA once positive is considered always positive. It doesnt measure disease activity. ... (7 replies)
... m AB. While it's good that this is negative, unfortunately there are multiple antibody screens available, so it's impossible to know which specific AB's this one test includes, i.e., it may not be exhaustive. ... (1 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)