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Can You Have Lupus With A Negative Ana Test
Can you be diagnosed with lupus with positive ana, a lot of symptoms for lupus, but negative dsdna?
Yes: Though the dsdna is helpful in assessing severity of lupus in some patients, it is not a requirement to have dsdna to be diagnosed with lupus. In fact, laboratory tests help confirm a suspected diagnosis of lupus but lab tests never make or disprove the diagnosis by themselves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An "ana" is a blood test used to screen a person for the possibility of several autoimmune diseases. It is important to remember that this is a screening test and a positive result only indicates more testing may be warranted. No blood test is perfect, and getting to a diagnosis is usually much more complex than drawing blood and looking at a number ...Read more
Can you have a positive Ana with 1:640 speckled dx was lupus then have a negative Ana result and still have dx lupus? Have many symptoms fatigue, ras
I have pos ANA and all other lupus test normal but have symptoms of lupus can you have lupus with only pos ANA test and other lupus test negative?
LUPUS: A low positive ANA alone may be non diagnostic. If all other labs are normal, it can be repeated in a 2-3 mth window. Lupus also has a list of criteria that needs to be met to fulfill the diagnosis. Follow up with your doctor and if still concerned see a rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you be diagnosed with lupus if you have only positive ANA and symptoms? Even if DNA was negative..?
Yes: While most people with spondylitis carry the genetic marker called hla b-27, it is not present in 10-20% of spondylitis patients. In that situation, the diagnosis is made by finding typical x-ray, ct or MRI changes in the sacro-iliac joints. Likewise, only 20% of people who carry the b-27 gene ever develop spondylitis or a related condition. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
ANA testing: ANA is a screening test for autoimmune disease, (generally present in 80-90% of cases). A higher titer over 1:160 is more significant. There are more definite testing for lupus such as anti-smith antibody and anti ds dna antbody. There are many more other specific testing for other specific autoimmune disorders. Syphilis and lyme disease can give false positive ANA test as well. See your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does an ANA test detect all autoimmune diseases and can you have a negitive ANA and still have an autoimmune disease?
I have a positive lupus ban test but a negative ANA test. My primary care doctor said I have sero negative lupus and told me not to see a specialist?
I received blood test results with positive RNP and Ana not detected. Is it possible to not have SLE or mctd, or it's definite due to positive RNP?
Ritter: These tests are prone to lab error, and many healthies have one or both positive especially at low titer. These are only one piece of information that your physician will use. ...Read more
Hmm..: Not sure to which arthritis you are referring, but if rheumatoid arthritis the answer is yes. The rheumatoid factor will always remain positive whether symptoms are present or not. Ankylosing spondylitis hla b27 test also will remain positive. Those two tests are not a measure of disease activity, just the presence of the disease in an individual. ...Read more
Maybe: It will depend on how high the titers are and what signs / symptoms you have. Low titers may mean nothing at all. Without clinical evidence of multisystem disease, the diagnosis of MCTD is very, very unlikey ...Read more
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