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Lupus Without Positive Ana
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
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
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
Can you be diagnosed with lupus if you have only positive ANA and symptoms? Even if DNA was negative..?
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