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A False Positive Anti Dsdna
Sle diagnosed based on symptoms & below lab results. Ana 1.48 +ve, anti dsdna 28.5 +ve, ref <20, is there any chance these can be false positive?
At mayo clinic i tested positive for anti dsdna. Latest test says negative (l) dsdna. If positive are you always positive?
Depends on lab: A lot of this depends on what your problems are. Specifically however laboratory studies can sometimes cause conflict. It depends on whether the test was done the correct way, and lab tests can vary even day today. Some labs do a better job than others. This may also depend on the technique of the type of dna test that was done. Your physician can help clarify this. ...Read more
Normal lab test for anti dsdna is < 1:20 . Is 1:20 considered negative or positive or borderline ? Thank you
I tested positive ANA and anti dsdna, later testing neg. I have past diagnosis that may apply to lupus but do not do well articuliatng at dr. Help?
Tests and lupus: The question is why is the doctor running the tests? If your symptoms and physical signs are a strong indication of possible lupus, positive dsdna helps confirm a diagnosis of lupus. If the tests are run for "screening", they are worthless tests. No diagnosis of lupus or connective tissue disease can be made on antibody studies alone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doctor won't refer me to a rheumatologist, I tested positive for ANA and anti dsdna. He Says I don't need to see one, should I insist to see one?
Possibly: A simple ANA test is positive in 20-30% of healthy people who won't ever develop autoimmune disease. However, a positive anti-dsdna test is much more specific for lupus.It doesn't make the diagnosis,but if you have any concerning symptoms like rash, arthritis, unexplained fevers, chest pain, shortness of breath or other abnormal labs (high ESR, low WBC or platelets, protein in urine), then insist! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had a positive ANA and anti-dsdna. Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) helped but i had mood changes and went off of it and pain is back - what else can I try?
See below: In recent yrs, there have been more choices in meds for ra. Talk to your rheumatologist for your other options, for oral meds, ypu have methotrexate, sulfasalazine, xeljanz. The injectable meds are humira, remicade (infliximab). Don't jusy stop medications without telling your dr. Be well. ...Read more
Negative ANA blood test but positive anti-dsDNA antibodies. Do I have lupus? What causes this? Very symptomatic.
Rheumatologist: This test alone is insufficient to diagnose lupus. It has to be supplemented with appropriate symptoms and physical findings. A rheumatologist is best qualified to evaluate, advise, and treat you, if needed. ...Read more
My left hand and arm have been going numb, with shoulder and neck stiffness in morning. Previously tested positive for Anti dsDNA. Gp thinks nothing?
Need more evaluation: Numbness may be nerve-related and you may need neurology evaluation. It may be metabolic, like thyroid or sugar. It may be mental, like anxiety disorder. Positive anti-dsDNA antibody test may indicate an autoimmune disease such as lupus. You need to see a rheumatologist for further testing to confirm this or remove this as a possible cause. ...Read more
I had some reumatology tests, and the anti-dsdna value is 43.2 u/ml. Should i be worried or am suspect of les? Thank you very much
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