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... I can count the number of inflammed joints, but those things aren't evident in lupus." I had the impression that I didn't look sick enough to have lupus, so the ANA and dsDNA results aren't relevant. And as a care giver, he can't track symptoms since there's no visual evidence. Fantastic. ... (10 replies)
... doubling each time. Each doubling represents a dilution of the blood, the actual end titer is the last visible stage of the ANA by the lab tech. ... (39 replies)
... Star Stacey, The rheum not being concerned about your ANA titer is concerning to me. This is NOT a low titer, it is high, and undoubtedly means something. ... (39 replies)

So confused =(
Oct 9, 2014
... Hi everyone, I'm in the process of being tested for a number of autoimmune diseases, Lupus being the front-runner. I just got my blood results online, but my doctor is not back in the office till next Tuesday. Can you guys please help before I go completely crazy? I have about a zillion symptoms (Butterfly rash, scleritis, fatigue, etc) I could on forever. ANA ... (1 replies)
... Stacey, with your list of symptoms and your ANA result, I think you are on the right track and will get help soon. ... (39 replies)
Good Complements?
Sep 18, 2014
... It is possible to have an elevated anti-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. It sounds like you have had 2 + ANA's and one in between a negative. Do you know the titer (how high it was)? I don't get a rheum saying that + ANAs and elevated anti-dsDNA is clinically insignificant,... (35 replies)
Good Complements?
Sep 15, 2014
... However, my ANA titer was negative. ... (35 replies)
... they can, but not usually. My doc didnt follow up the ANA with a IFA titer, but some might. ... (35 replies)
... Your diagnosis sounds very similar to mine. My ANA titer is 1.40 speckled. My Dr. told me I had connective tissue disease because she said it doesn't look as bad to the insurance companies. ... (19 replies)
... I have read so much info about lupus and most state that a high titer ANA is more predictive of lupus than an low titer one. I was wondering how many people here have lupus and a low titer ANA. If so, does it always stay positive, or does it usually show up negative? ... (6 replies)
... Thank you. I did read sticky notes. Although I am 22 year old caucasian male (which is quite rare to get this disease), a lot of the symptoms match. While having all symptoms listed above I've been also loosing hair at the hairline and crown. Doctor ordered some additional blood work: ANA titer, ANA with reflex cascade, vitamin B12, TSH, thymoglobulin/thyroid peroxidase ab ... (5 replies)
... I too run a high titer ANA with a speckled pattern, while the ANA test does not always mean a person has lupus, I have read the it is more likely when the pattern is speckled. ... (7 replies)
... Most recent ana was 2560 speckled. They are finally stopping looking for MS after 2 negative spinal taps and I have an appt. ... (8 replies)
... ANA's can go from positive to negative as much as they please. It's really bad because it NEVER corresponds with how we feel. Often people with have a negative ANA and feel awful! For that reason, doctors are starting to use the other blood tests to watch Lupus patients and even for diagnosis. ... (6 replies)
... initial diagnosis was Lupus from the internal med doc. I saw the rheumy yesterday and he seems to think MCTD is what I am dealing with. I don't think that the titer correlates to how severe the disease is for you.....I hope this helps..... ... (6 replies)
1:160 Titer ANA
Jan 6, 2004
... free this afternoon until news of the positive ANA test came in. ... (2 replies)
1:160 Titer ANA
Jan 6, 2004
... An ANA can be specific to a whole range of autoimmune diseases, one being Lupus. What the important thing here is the stain pattern. ... (2 replies)
1:160 Titer ANA
Jan 6, 2004
... I just learned of my ANA test results today. I understand the concept of this test. ... (2 replies)
... So I have read your post and it sounds so much like me. I to have Crohns but I have almost every Lupus symptom and have had a positive ana. The rhemotologist seems to blame my Crohns rather than looking into lupus. Lupus and Crohns are known to be linked. Pepole who have lupus usually may develop crohns, colitis or IBs. I feel very discouraged because I have been passed around... (12 replies)
... write back before now! Anyhow, ANA is only a general test that can be positive in a wide variety of conditions, not just lupus. The ANA test involves doing successive dilutions, and inspecting the sample at each point to see if "fluoresced material" still shows up. ... (1 replies)

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