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... I believe 40 and below is negative and 60 or more is positive (4 replies)
... Does anyone know what an Anti Double Stranded DNA value of 4 is? ... (4 replies)
... my blood test showed anti-double stranded anti-DNA level of 2, what does that mean (2 replies)

... So She Looked At My Last Labs From Last Month. And She Mentioned The Double Stranded Dna Thing, And That It's Positive, Or The Numbers Are High, I Forget What She Said. ... (6 replies)
... Hi. Why not get a copy from your GP of the labs that showed high DNA? Then start a personal file, and maintain it at least while going thru the evaluation process. Then you'd know which kind* of DNA, the value + hopefully the reference range to make sense of the value. (* BTW, anti-double-stranded-DNA is redolent of systemic lupus, whereas anti-single-stranded-DNA suggests... (6 replies)
... Yes , it was the results by crithidia ifa testing. The only other abnormal was the high RNP and Ana of 1:160 speckled pattern over the year. I did have a skin biopsy which showed maybe indication of lupus. Like I said the rheumy just said udct even with the high RNP, but now said probably lupus. So Vee, would a 1:320 dna ds ab like really high when the normal is below 1:10?... (5 replies)
... Hi. I didn't quite follow your first sentence. Were those the findings for anti-ds-DNA (anti-double-stranded DNA) on a "Crithidia immunofluorescence test"? Crithidia may be an older test with substantial pitfalls; ELISA may be more common today....? (I'm not knowledgeable on the various generations of these tests, so I hope others who know more will comment.) Was anti-RNP... (5 replies)
... All labs are different, so the Anti-dna values can be different too. Do you know what the "normal range" of the Anti-DNA at the lab that you had it done? It should be located on the lab sheet beside the + value in brackets. That will give a better idea. Mine was 151 up here, and the cut off was 20. Heck of a flare!!! Shari was right though, the Anti-dna is much more... (7 replies)
... I think I can help. The anti-DS-DNA is a specific antibody test for lupus activity. Anything under 30 is considered negative. Yours is at 20. Mine happens to be 160 right now. I had asked AngelicBrat the same question and she had said this test is more specific for lupus than an ANA test. Hope this helps. Shari (7 replies)
... It depends on the method used and the lab. I have had ELISA anti-dsDNA and FARR immunoassay anti-dsDNA. For the FARR at my lab negative is less than 7. (4 replies)
... I'm not taking anything except arthritis-strength Tylenol. My dr. doesn't believe in medicating lupus just yet, as I stated in a different post. I can relate to your joint pain. Every joint of mine has been hit by this flare. I couldn't even bend my arms to brush my teeth, it was so bad. I can't take any anti-inflammatories, so I'm toughing this out. It's very draining.... (7 replies)
... Found this article and had to post it!!! Hope you find it useful!! Does ANA-negative lupus exist? What other labs are helpful when thinking of this diagnosis, and what if all of them are negative? Ask the Expert Michael D. Lockshin, MD, MACR Attending Rheumatologist Hospital for Special Surgery Professor of Medicine Weill Medical College of Cornell University... (4 replies)
... Dear Kathie T., Based on what I've read, and on my own experience---you can definitely have lupus without a positive anti-ds-DNA antibody finding. There are several ways I've heard of. There may be more, of course, but these are the ones I know about. 1. You can have full systemic LE = SLE, with some autoantibody *other than* anti-ds-DNA. Dr. Wallace in his... (4 replies)
Late Onset Lupus
Jul 6, 2016
... Hi & welcome! Lupus actually has a very wide age continuum, and even things deemed "rare" can happen. I myself was dx'ed in late 40's with a "rare" subset in which my ANA was negative but anti-Ro was positive. I'd had problems since adolescence, with new ones appearing each decade, then photosensitive rashes beginning 8 years prior to dx. So my best guess is that I had... (10 replies)
... when i was first diagnosed with lupus my ana was 1:640 and my DsDNA was 1:40 and i had no symptoms at all until one summer my muscles got inflamed..then i started getting sick and by the time i was in a lupus crisis it went through the roof..My ana then was 1:2400(AND SOMETHING) and my DsDNA was 1:5200(and something) Anti-DNA is an immunoglobulin specific against native... (2 replies)
... I am in NO WAY an expert but I know that anti ds dna is ONE of the tests used to diagnosis Lupus. ... (2 replies)
... Melissa, very *high* anti-ds-DNA points strongly to lupus, but *slight* elevations are possible in some other conditions. In fact, a very high finding would fulfill one of the 11 ACR criteria. But without the reference range, it's impossible to tell how high yours is; so when you discuss your findings with your doctor, you should ask for the range & ask how high he/she deems... (5 replies)
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... Lilqtpie, hello & welcome. There are "sticky posts" = permanent info posts at the top of the thread list. One lists criteria for SLE. Generally you must meet 4 of the 11 over time, meaning not necessarily simultaneously. My understanding is that ANA is "general" (because it's seen in multiple conditions), but that two *more specific* autoantibodies, anti-ds-DNA and... (7 replies)
... I saw some posts looking for info on Tumid LE. From what I gather, it is a variant of subacute cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (SCLE). Here is some information. * * * Tumid Lupus Erythematosus: criteria for classification with immunohistochemical analysis. Alexiades-Armenakas MR, Baldassano M, Bince B, Werth V, Bystryn JC, Kamino H, Soter NA, Franks AG Jr. New... (0 replies)

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