... of patients with SLE will have a positive ANA, making it highly sensitive and useful as a screening test. A negative ANA makes SLE very unlikely and other diagnoses should be sought to explain symptoms. ... (1 replies)
... sm test for the rheumy to arrange... ... (21 replies)
... Welcome to the boards. It COULD be lupus, but could be RA even with a negative blood test or another disorder in the same category. ... (4 replies)
... medical help when I started having pain in my joints and exhibiting signs of Raynaud's, which I was later diagnosed with in January. My pediatrician ordered an ANA test, which was positive, and referred me to a rheumatologist, whom I saw in January. ... (5 replies)
... eye rash. They go to doctor after doctor, test after test and so many medications before they finally find out. So I wouldn't rule out this possibility, even if you were tested and had a negative result. ... (2 replies)
... reactive protein. This is my third negative ANA test this year...I know I also had a negative ANA back when symptoms first started 13 years ago as well. 15 mg of prednisone daily is not touching my pain... ... (20 replies)
... for an Igenex lab test for lyme. I'm not sure what to do or think, and I want to be prepared to have a reasonable discussion with the rheumy. ... (8 replies)
... u have rashes brought on by sun exposure, that fulfills one criteria. A skin biopsy is only accurate if immunofluorescent studies were done with the tissue, so a negative biopsy without that doesn't necessarily rule out lupus. Is your Dr. a rheumatologist? ... (1 replies)
... Hi everyone,
Thought I would drop a quick update. Decided I wasn't going to wait to see the rheumatologist so I called my family doc. I had xrays done on my upper back and neck. As it turns out not all the pain is from fibromyalgia.
I also have osteoarthritis in my neck and upper back. It showed I also have bone spurs from C3-C6 in my neck. More bone spurs in... (7 replies)
... opinions on what a borderline positive dsDNA test might mean in my case. I don't have a diagnosis yet. ... (6 replies)
... I don't believe my ANA ever turned positive! ... (3 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)