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... opinions on what a borderline positive dsDNA test might mean in my case. I don't have a diagnosis yet. ... (6 replies)
... Your next set of blood tests will be helpful. The photos of your red arms and chest area are significant and should be shown to your Dr. It is possible a skin biopsy with immunofluorescent studies would be helpful for diagnosis. The rashes of lupus are so varied, and sometimes they are only a "blush" of redness or red splotchy spots like on your chest. The immunofluorescent... (6 replies)
... I think a rheum and derm consult would be great. You need those to put all of this together. I would save the biopsy for last if you can't get a diagnosis from the rheum based on symptoms and blood tests. (6 replies)

... Thanks! That helps a lot! I tried to post links to pictures a couple times but I was apparently doing something wrong so I gave up. I did show the rashes to my doctor at my last appointment but she didn't seem to know what they could be. I am starting to think I should try going to a rheumatologist at this point or maybe a dermatologist even. I think I'll see what my next... (6 replies)
... Thank you so much for your reply! Currently I am seeing an Internal Medicine doctor. Do you think it would be worth it to find a rheumatologist? I am not sure but I would say I am probably photosensitive. The pictures I find online of Lupus and photosensitive rashes always look a lot more severe than anything I've had so I don't know what to think about them. It pretty... (6 replies)
... Thank you so much for your reply! Currently I am seeing an Internal Medicine doctor. Do you think it would be worth it to find a rheumatologist? I am not sure but I would say I am probably photosensitive. The pictures I find online of Lupus and photosensitive rashes always look a lot more severe than anything I've had. I tried to link a couple pictures of my arm and... (6 replies)
... Hi & welcome. I'm sorry for your problems. I'm wondering if you could be in somewhat of a gray area. Have you read the "sticky posts" (permanent info posts) located above the user threads? I'm about to cite them... Here goes: While you may have met several of the ACR criteria, you may not have met enough to be a clear-cut case of "classic" systemic lupus. Generally, but not... (6 replies)
... homogenous pattern which prompted the need for further labs. I had a dsDNA antibody screen done. My result was 99. ... (1 replies)
... Sm and dsDNA were normal, like all the other values. I took all kind of tests, which all came back normal, except from schirmer. ... (3 replies)
... and positive for greater than 180. I'm pretty clear on all the labs except this last lab...the DNA one. ... (3 replies)
Rash in Groin?
May 8, 2015
... His newest thing is just calling it "your condition". Im sure thats a legit diagnosis somewhere... :LOL: Im ANA & dsdna positive. My labs dont give a range or pattern on ANA and I dont think my insurance covers titering anymore. Last titer I had on ANA was 16-17 years ago right after I became a teenager, it was low then, 1:80 My anti dsdna has been 14-18 (scale: less than... (9 replies)
... Depending on the method used for ANA screen, some wont show pattern & titer. I know mine do not, because the ANA is reported positive if only one of the ENA's are positive (in my case, its anti dsdna) Again, depending on test method, chromatin antibodies can quite specific. Its also seen in drug induced lupus, lupoid hepatitis (AIH), rarely in sjrogrens, scleroderma, or... (1 replies)
... I'm New here and hoping someone can help me out. I had my blood results come back with a Positive ANA and Positive dsDNA. I don't see a number for the ANA but the dsDNA shows 19. ... (3 replies)
... Docs cannot figure out what is going on. Positive dsdna and negative ANA. I have pain in my arms that feels like my arms are on fire!! ... (18 replies)
... My Rheumatologist says that he wants to monitor me every 6 months to a year because my dsDNA is positive. ... (7 replies)
... I have none of the 11 symptoms you listed, maybe I have one since my dsDNA is positive. That's why I'm so puzzled. ... (7 replies)
... Hi & welcome. Rheumatologists use a set of 11 criteria established by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) to assess patients for lupus. You may find the criteria in one of the "sticky posts" (permanent info posts) located aright bove the user threads. Generally, but not always, you must meet 4 or more to sustain the diagnosis; but they don't have to be met... (3 replies)
... Welcome KM to the boards. I think we can help you. You do have several symptoms suggestive of lupus, plus two tests that support the diagnosis. 19 is not very high on the dsDNA, and many people with lupus have low numbers like this and do not have kidney involvement. This level fluctuates some, but for reference sake, some people have anti-dsDNA in the 100-400 range when they... (3 replies)
... Thanks Vee! I was reading all of the pinned posts for a week before I joined as a member. I had high cholesterol, but all of my bloodwork and urinalysis results were normal except for the ANA and dsDNA. Quest has any dsDNA below 10 IU/mL as negative, and above that is posetive. Of course that's all subjective. At first, I didn't see how I could have lupus because I just... (18 replies)
... Hi, Kaypee, and welcome! If your lab uses the same ranges mine does for anti-ds-DNA, then your results = 32 are in the "equivocal" range. My lab uses the following: < 25 is negative 25 to 34.9 is equivocal 35 to 99.9 is weak positive 100 to 200 is positive > 200 is strong positive I've read that it's possible to have slightly elevated ANA & anti-ds-DNA yet NOT have... (18 replies)


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