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can ana test be false negative for lupus?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Lupus: Has specific criteria for diagnosis, ANA is just one of them and canot be relied on by itself for a diagnosis.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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Dr. Philip Miller
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You will also need double stranded DNA analysis of ANA in addition to a complete rheumatoid profile.
May 2, 2014

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