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Just diagnosed with lupus due to double stranded dna. My ch50 was 350 though. Usually this is low in lupus. What could this mean?

Just diagnosed with lupus due to double stranded dna.  My ch50 was 350 though.  Usually this is low in lupus.  What could this mean?

See rheumatologist: Serologic lab results in patients suspected as having lupus can be tricky to interpret. If you have not done so already, see a rheumatologist for a full evaluation. He/she can review your entire picture including the history and physical and can discuss the significance of the various lab tests. ...Read more

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Dna are the coding molecules found in all living things on earth which contain the instructions on how to build living things. Its is comprised the nucleotide molecules which are ...Read more


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I had a negative ANA test but positive double stranded DNA test do I have lupus?

I had a negative ANA test but positive double stranded DNA test do I have lupus?

Not enough data: The diagnosis of luppus is made on the basis of clinical signs and symptoms confirmed by specific lab tests including the dna antibody. This antibody can also be positive in other auto immune diseases. Since you did not mention symptoms, there is no way to answer your question. ...Read more

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What definitive lab test can r/o or confirm lupus while prego? + hashimotos , also + ana, +double stranded DNA . How do I determine a true yes or no?

What definitive lab test can r/o or confirm lupus while prego? + hashimotos , also + ana, +double stranded DNA . How do I determine a true yes or no?

See details: First of all, see a rheumatologist if you have not done so already. While an ANA can often be positive in hashimoto's it is much more unusual for the dna to be positive. Since you do not list your symptoms, it is impossible to offer a more specific opinion. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a person have lupus and CNS symptoms along with fatigue, pos ANA and double stranded dna? And not the classic symptoms?

Is it possible that a person have lupus and CNS symptoms along with fatigue, pos ANA and double stranded dna? And not the classic symptoms?

Yes: You need to see a rheumatologist to confirm you have lupus. The answer to your question is yes but it is not clear whether you have lupus of not. ...Read more

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I had a positive ana, double stranded dna, and I believe smith's antibodies. I also had a butterfly rash at the time. Besides lupus, what could it be?

Probably Lupus: A butterfly rash is often seen with lupus, but could also been seen with vitamin deficiency disorders like pellagra or connective tissue disases like dermatomyositis. However, the positive ANA and smith's antibodies most likely indicate it is lupus. You should see your physician to be properly diagnosed. ...Read more

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How common is it to get a false positive for lupus while pregnant. I also have hashimotos got a + double stranded DNA very high ?

It certainly: Can occur and is also associated weakly with your prior diagnosis of hashimoto's check w/ your doctor for more info. ...Read more

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Hi there, I have sjögrens syndrome and mild lupus but my double strand DNA was neg, my ANA was 1:640 with speckled pattern. How can it be mild lupus?

Questionable: No one knows what lupus really is, so it's defined in terms of a checklist. A certain total number of findings allows the diagnosis to be made. The real question is, "do we treat, and if so, how?" good luck -- sjogren's alone is quite a challenge, and often runs with lupus or lupus-like illness and gives its own positive ana. ...Read more

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My double stranded DNA is 6 which is "indeterminate" what does "indeterminate" mean when it comes to this test?

My double stranded DNA is 6 which is "indeterminate" what does "indeterminate" mean when it comes to this test?

DNA: There is no such thing dna 6. Are you taking about human herpes virus 6 dna detection test. If so, indeterminate means antibody titer is neither positive nor negative. It is falling in the grey zone. ...Read more