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Will a positive ANA necessairly mean lupus?

Will a positive ANA necessairly mean lupus?

No: A positive ANA alone does not make one have lupus. Other criteria must be met to be labeled with lupus. ANA can often be false positives. ...Read more

Ana (Definition)

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


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I'm ana-positive; could I have lupus without any symptoms?

See a Rheumatologist: This really needs to be discussed with a rheumatologist who can take a complete history and do a physical exam. In addition he or she will need to do additional laboratory tests before making the diagnosis of lupus or ruling it out. ...Read more

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Ana test results question - how many people have ANA positive but don't ever get lupus?

Age and gender: Positive ANA test is commoner in older people and women. Up to 25% of the people may have positive ANA test at some time or the other. Only 0.1-0.15% of the population has systemic lupus. ...Read more

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Positive ANA 1;320 speckled pattern and a negative ena... Does this mean i don't have lupus?

ANA: You really need to meet with a rheumatolgist to discuss this further since they might need further testing or biopsy to determine the answer. ...Read more

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Positive Ana with homogenous pattern titer of 1:160 does this most likely mean I have lupus?

No: This result is weakly positive or even normal in some individuals, positive ANA screen doesn't confirm a disease, it rather complements clinical signs and symptoms, other specific tests, imaging /tissue studies need to be performed in the context of the whole clinical picture. Seek a rheumatologist input if you're in doubt, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Can you be diagnosed with lupus with positive ana, a lot of symptoms for lupus, but negative dsdna?

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 more

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Can you be diagnosed with lupus if you have only positive ANA and symptoms? Even if DNA was negative..?

Can you be diagnosed with lupus if you have only positive ANA and symptoms? Even if DNA was negative..?

Yes: You may have lupus in the absence of a positive anti DNA antibody test. Among other possibilities you may suffer from seronegative lupus. In time the test may become positive. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have positive Ana 1:80 and anti smith 13 then both negative month later? What happens? Lupus or not?

Yes, possible.: Esp they were both only minimally elevated. It can be falsely elevated with few situation one been most common is acute infection and had your blood work done around that same time. You likely don't have lupus but you can repeat again in 6 to 12 months. ...Read more

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Dealing with all these symptoms of lupus with a positive Ana just not high enough to diagnose. How sick do I have to get to show in bloodwork?

Dealing with all these symptoms of lupus with a positive Ana just not high enough to diagnose. How sick do I have to get to show in bloodwork?

? Lupus: ANA isn't the only criterion, and some cases are seronegative, i.e. have normal ANA, you may very well don't have lupus. Kindly follow up with your doctor/rheumatologist, best wishes ...Read more

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I have had multiple positive ANA and they do the next step tests to check for lupus and it comes back negative. Why do they keep checking my ana?

I don't know: Imo, there is no need to constantly repeat an ana. It is a waste of time and money. Positive is positive and constantly repeating it will not change that. ...Read more

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Tested positive just couple weeks ago for hashimotos now positive ana also, been feeling horrible does it mean I have lupus? Any further tests? Help

Yes: More tests and clinical evaluation to confirm or rule out SLE. ANA can be positive in Hashimoto's, symptoms of fatigue and being tired are common to many autoimmune disorders. Talk to your doctor /see a rheumatologist for evaluation, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Please explain "ro" lupus and the difference vs ANA positive sle. Thank you?

See details: R/o means rule out so the diagnosis is not yet confirmed. ANA positive lupus is a confirmed diagnosis. ...Read more

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I had some blood work done and came back with positive Ana . Does that mean I have lupus?

No: Lupus has certain criteria that you have to meet for diagnosis, a positive ANA screen has to be interpreted carefully, and the degree as well, many have mild positive results and are normal, disease free. Other tests would have to be performed if there is a strong suspicion of the disease, ask your doctor about, best wishes ...Read more

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Positive ANA borderline low C4 and lupus symptoms over 9 months. Is this enough to make a diagnosis?

Depends: Hi, SLE has 11 criteria and for diagnosis you need 4 out of 11, read below the criteria: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0041704/ note than C3 and C4 are not part of diagnostic criteria, they just been followed to monitor response to the treatment. ...Read more

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Ana positive strong family history of lupus. Lupus symptoms. Could it be sarcoidosis instead of lupus.

Maybe: ANA positive diseases are related. Diagnosis is based not just on serologic testing, but also on your clinical symptoms. You should be evaluated by a rheumatologist in order to receive an accurate diagnosis and then receive the most appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Does chronic cutaneous discoid lupus eryhermyosolus turn systemic if you have positive ANA 1:1280 normally.

Does chronic cutaneous discoid lupus eryhermyosolus turn systemic if you have positive ANA 1:1280 normally.

Cutaneous lupus: Systemic lupus erythematosus can follow the rash of discoid lupus, but a high titer ANA does not make that diagnosis without other specific signs and symptoms of systemic lupus ...Read more

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