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Smith antibody is only positive in about 30% of lupus patients, and that can be intermittently positive. The fact you had a positive Smith in past IS significant, as that is one of the few specific tests for lupus, along with dsDNA. You need to tell your rheum about previous test, and hopefully get a copy of the lab result from then. You need not have a + Smith result, and an ANA of 1:160 is considered clinically significant. If your current rheum disregards your past + Smith antibody, I would find a different rheum. I would try hard also to get a copy of that antibody result for documentation. Good luck with your diagnostic process.
[QUOTE=ladybud;5459808]Smith antibody is only positive in about 30% of lupus patients, and that can be intermittently positive. The fact you had a positive Smith in past IS significant, as that is one of the few specific tests for lupus, along with dsDNA. You need to tell your rheum about previous test, and hopefully get a copy of the lab result from then. You need not have a + Smith result, and an ANA of 1:160 is considered clinically significant. If your current rheum disregards your past + Smith antibody, I would find a different rheum. I would try hard also to get a copy of that antibody result for documentation. Good luck with your diagnostic process.[/QUOTE]

Hi! thank you for the information. Yes, it looks like I will have to find a new rheum AGAIN! This one is expensive and I dont think she will help anymore >.< Thank you!





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