... 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... (39 replies)
... 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. ... (39 replies)
... dsDNA along with a negative ANA. It isn't an error, it has to do with the way the tests are run and the sensitivity of each test. ... (35 replies)
... My physician told me that the following blood test results are not positive for Lupus. That is contradictory to everything I have read. ... (2 replies)
... So she completely dismissed my ana and told me its likely i have anyklosing spondylitis but more x rays would be needed. ... (5 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)
... 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)
... ordered additional tests. He was VERY dismissive regarding the results of my first test. My second set of test results came in in April. I don't have the numbers or method, but the dsDNA result was elevated. ... (35 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)