... 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... (6 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)
... 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)
... The most important labs may have been run... or maybe not. You could list, for each, the test name, the range your lab uses, and your result. Maybe someone here could spot some omissions. ... (3 replies)
... I got a copy of my blood test and I am trying to decode them but it is useless. I guess what I am asking is, does anyone know what the reference ranges mean? ... (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)
... 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)