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Mar 10, 2014
... Yes the Prednisone may be keeping the urine blood and protein away right now, as that is caused by inflammation in the kidneys, and Prednisone suppresses inflammation. Ketones are byproducts of fat and protein breakdown, so if you were losing weight, for example, you might show ketones in your urine and blood. Did the rheum run anti-dsDNA and anti-Smith antibodies? How about... (76 replies)
... is definitely positive at a significant level. If you have symptoms of lupus as well, this could be the key to your diagnosis. ... (3 replies)
... Lisa, the chest rash is sometimes called the "shawl" sign, because it looks like you were sunning with a shawl on. I would make sure your ANA is repeated since it was positive once in past, and to be sure your meds aren't a factor and to rule out drug induced lupus, you might want to ask for an anti-histone and anti-ssDNA, along with anti-dsDNA and anti-Smith antibodies. Those... (8 replies)

... dsDNA, only a minority of patients with lupus have positive results of those. ... (32 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)
... 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)
... now. My MD and I are treating my post menopause insomnia and I'm hoping that will stabilize my immune system a bit. I was truly gobsmacked to read the ANA and dsDNA results. ... (18 replies)
... dsDNA is specific for lupus, so with that said, one positive test result doesn't make a diagnosis. This antibody is associated with kidney manifestations of lupus, so watching the urine may prove helpful. ... (18 replies)
... Leslie, if DS DNA range is < 1:10, then 1:40 would seem to be fairly elevated. But since your lab uses a different range than mine, I think asking a rheum who knows how to interpret "Crithida titer" results is your best bet. Btw, I believe anti-ds-DNA can elevate in people who *don't* have lupus, because of infection, etc.---so I'd ask about that, too. ALT relates to liver;... (18 replies)
... VeeJ, thank you so much for replying. Let me see if I can answer any of your questions. Yes, I got copies of everything. You would be amazed at how much I have. Literally, it is 8-10" thick, or more! I was gonna give you the ranges, but... ugh... I JUST realized that my OB/Gyn still has everything. She is a new OB/Gyn. I told her everything I've been experiencing & to my... (18 replies)
... Leslie, hi. Did you get copies of all your labs, including urinalysis? I'd be looking for--- 1. LOTS of special AB (antibody) tests even though ANA was negative. When ANA is done using the "reflex" testing approach, if it's negative, all the various AB tests aren't necessarily run. (That's what "reflex" conveys.) One reason you'd want to see the specialized AB tests run... (18 replies)
... Thanks for the reply, Vee. The paper just says that the dsDNA was detected and the titer was 1:10. I think if it is not lupus it is a seizure disorder. I have had a myriad of strange symptoms, if my eyes didnt hurt so bad trying to type on here, I would type more about them. I think I am going to get one more opinion from one more doctor. It couldnt hurt. (18 replies)
... Jen, hi & welcome. I'm just a patient, so please read in that light! My recent labs display the following ranges for anti-dsDNA, in IU/ml. < 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 BUT your lab may use different reference ranges than my lab, OR your test may have been a different anti-dsDNA... (18 replies)
... hat I am a hypochondriac and have OCD and is sending me to a counselor because he doesnt believe my symptoms are real. My nuerologist says that the titers on the dsDNA are too low to be considered positive for lupus. No doctor can help me so far. ... (18 replies)
... I recently had blood work done and all came back undetected except for DsDNA at a titer of 1:10. My nuerologist and internist and general doctor all say that this is negative for lupus. I have had some symptoms, namely photophobia and seizure like symptoms. Can anyone offer any insight? Are my doctors right? (18 replies)
... To his surprise the anti dsDNA came back at 17. ... (4 replies)
... Sea, I know first hand your frustration. I had a positive ANA that continued to increase and so did my joint pain. ... (7 replies)


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