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i had a negative ana test but positive double stranded dna test do i have lupus?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not enough data: The diagnosis of luppus is made on the basis of clinical signs and symptoms confirmed by specific lab tests including the dna antibody. This antibody can also be positive in other auto immune diseases. Since you did not mention symptoms, there is no way to answer your question.
Answered on Nov 9, 2014
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Lab errors do occur in performing anti-nuclear antibodies. The labs are only one small part of the picture in makingthe diagnosis of lupus
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