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... I had to reply to this because I am the mother of 3 children under 5, I'm breastfeeding, and I just had a positive ANA test! ... (5 replies)
... homogeneous when I first got sick. Now I have a positive ANA with a high RNP 13 years later. It must be speckled now but the test didn't say. However an RNP is of a speckled pattern. ... (6 replies)
... You always have a right to your test results and to have them explained to you. And is this the first time you've had a positive ana? ... (13 replies)

... However, with my history, will just the positive ANA and positive RNP be enough for an SLE diagnosis? ... (7 replies)
... is considered low positive but can be positive in several conditions, lupus and others. It is very helpful that the other antibodies will be tested, as they are more specific to point to a given diagnosis. ... (1 replies)
... Hello, I can relate to your mom's story and so can THOUSANDS of others! I must say that people can have Lupus without having the blood work positive. It can take years for it to become positive (if at all.. in 3% of people the blood work is never positive). It can also taking so darn sick that we go into the hospital and almost die before it is positive! I wouldn't wait... (7 replies)
Is this SLE?
Jul 10, 2017
... I would absolutely see another rheum, with your symptoms and results. One not need every lab result to be positive or every symptom. Anti Smith is very specific for lupus and lupus and RA can coexist. ... (3 replies)
... of patients with SLE will have a positive ANA, making it highly sensitive and useful as a screening test. A negative ANA makes SLE very unlikely and other diagnoses should be sought to explain symptoms. ... (1 replies)
... Most of the test results have come in. I haven't received the dsdna but I bet it will be negative. My platelets are coming up which is a good thing. With the exception of the thyroid antibodies everything else is negative. ... (22 replies)
... Hi folks. I am currently in the process of getting diagnosed. Right now they are leaning towards a lupus diagnosis but it is not certain yet since I do not have most of the common symptoms. The only real symptom I have is systemic inflammation of tendons all over my body. I also have unspecified thyroiditis (tested negative for Hashimoto's antibodies, but thyroid is... (3 replies)
Is this SLE?
Jul 10, 2017
... I have a Rheumatoid Factor of 26.8. My ANA marker tested positive and I tested positive for Sm antibodies. I have mild anemia and leukopenia, which I've had since I can remember. ... (3 replies)
... 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! (19 replies)
... 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. ... (19 replies)
... They said it isn't negative but it isn't strongly positive either. What does that mean? ... (16 replies)
New Symptom
Aug 21, 2016
... never have a positive ANA. Your RF is elevated which could be significant for rheumatoid arthritis. Some people, like me, have both lupus and RA. ... (1 replies)
... It seems that the lad has emailed me my blood work results before I have seen the dr. Can someone please help me understand it? From what I have read it seems to refer to Lupus. I was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis in 2009 and have been on Humira and Methotrexate. I stopped taking them in Feb 2016 because I lost my insurance due to a job loss. I moved to another state and... (1 replies)
Nov 19, 2015
... thank you so much once again for your reply and thank you for explaining that medication i have stopped reading about it as it was really worrying me, i suppose really what i should have asked is would any rheumi put someone on this without being pretty sure as she was very thorough in sending me for urine analysis, lots more bloods chest xray, scan, and also a lung function... (11 replies)
... I tried to tell my doctor but she wouldn't listen. So I found a new doctor. He sent me for labs on Friday April 10th and here's all the labs he wants. Ana , dsdna, anti smi , anti ro, anti lag, anti phospholipid ab, complete level on all ( labs will only say negative here and not show the number if there is one that's low) Also sed rate, thyroxine tsh 3rd gen and C-reactive... (3 replies)
Anti-SM antibody
Jun 18, 2010
... Hi, I've had positive anti-sm antibody, anti scl-70, and anti-dsDNA for the past 6 months. In my recent labwork, all were negative. Does anyone know if this is possible? I thought once you were positive, you were always positive. I've never read that they can become negative. (2 replies)
... do get skin rashes of some kind over the life of their disease. A positive ANA does not necessarily mean you have lupus because, sadly, it's just a nonspecific test for autoimmune stimulation. ... (6 replies)

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