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Results Of Lupus Test Positive No Family History So How Is That Possible
Unknown cause: Many lupus patients do not have a strong family history of lupus. It appears lupus patients have a genetic predisposition for the disease and then something activates the gene for lupus. A virus or bacteria or something else in the environment could set the lupus off. We do not know the exact cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have celiac blood test negative and no IgA deficiency but biopsy is positive. Any other way to confirm and is it possible to have these results??
I tested positive for lupus and positive for rheumatoid arthritis. How likely is it that one of the results are false?
ANA and RA: Overlap. See prev answer.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Is there any other things that might make you test positive for Crohn's antibodies on a blood test?
What is the best Lyme disease test? I've had the basic blood test done, came back negative, but is there a more thorough test to rule it out?
Thorough WesternBlot: The screen many doctors use, the elisa, only detects about half of those with lyme. A much more sensitive and specific test is the western blot, but i strongly advise doing this through ignenex in palo alto, a specialty lab, as the test offered by most other labs does not include tests for antibodies to the 31 & 34 kda antigens, which are the most specific antigens for lyme! please see my comment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Just got a positive ANA, 1:80 titer homogeneous pattern. I have lots of potential autoimmune symptoms. How likely is lupus based on those lab results?
You need to be seen: If the ANA is positive you could indeed have lupus. The diagnosis is made by history, medical exam and in many cases, further laboratory testing. Severe lupus may require treatment. Mild cases require monitoring. This is not the forum to answer that question. Rheumatologist are the specialist that diagnose and treat lupus. Your questions should be answered in a doctor's office. ...Read more
Why is HIV PCR used to test blood at blood banks, babies and acute HIV symps but not as a diagnosis? Other than cost and false positive what could be the reason that some docs don't trust it? Thanks
PCR is a ..: ..complex test, & more technically difficult to perform accurately than the antibody tests. Because PCR detects viral-RNA (proteins within the HIV virus) it is positive early in the course of infection & is used to try to confirm/exclude HIV as a diagnosis for a set of symptoms. You are correct that there are more false positives with PCR than with antibody tests. Antibody tests are gold standard ...Read more
What does a high positive ELISA but negative ANA mean for a Lupus Screening? How are they different and how can 1 be positive and one negative?
ANA: 1. ELISA is an immunoassay used to screen for ANA (high sensitivity, relatively low specificity). Can have false positive even with high titer. 2.If ELISA positive, usually a confirmation test will follow. Indirect Fluorescent Antibody Assay (IFA) is more specific test used as a golden standard to detect ANA. Hope that helps. ...Read more
There are many marke: Usually most people with lupus have specific laboratory tests. There are a variety of markers such as ana, ds dna, sm, rnp, ssa, ssb, histone etc to name a few and there are some that are not routinely tested like su. Everyone with lupus is a specific individual with differences. No two snowflakes are the same and no 2 people with lupus are the same, even identical twins. Your tests will see. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a 1:320 positive ANA test with nucleolar pattern. Are there other explanations for this aside from SS? I dont really have the symptoms of it
Elevated ANA nucleo: Why was the test done? What symptoms ? 1;320 is usually considered elevated . Did they do Scl or anti-centromere or Topo I or antiRNA polymerase III, anti- U2 RNP, anti- Th these are also markers of scleroderma./CREST. Liver/GI disease Crohns, ,other autoimmune diseases like thyroid , meds liek Dilantin , procaine, hydralazine can elevate ANA . Rrepeat in 2-4 week f/u/ w/ rheumatolog ...Read more
See details: If all of your tests are negative then the diagnosis of lupus is very unlikely. ...Read more
What is considered a positive result for the SM antibody for SLE? My Ana 1:320 but DNA was negative. So many blood tests for SLE diagnosis!!
Is plac blood test and LDL type b info reliable enough to tell a hidden heart problem? Asked several doctors and they have no idea what that is.
Is there any pathology to what causes chronic fatigue syndrome if standard blood test show normal? Has anyone had any positive clinical experience?
Chronic Fatigue: Syndrome is a collectioon of signs & symptoms that can be caused by a number of different issues, such as: adrenal/thryoid imbalances, infections with viruses, lyme, mycoplasma and others, and several more. The DX of chronic fatigue syndrome is usually made after ruling out all the other possibilities. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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