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A 49-year-old female asked:

all lupus blood tests negative but have all the symptoms. pcp agrees. seeing lupus doctor in 1 month. is it possible to have lupus with negative labs?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Rarely: There is a rare individual who may have ANA negative lupus. However, if the ANA is negative, the ssa is often positive. I have personally not seen a true ANA negative lupus patient in years.

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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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