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What Does False Positive Diagnos On Lupus Mean
ANA positive: I see two to three patients per week that have a positive antinuclear antibody (ANA) but do not have lupus. The ANA blood test is very sensitive meaning that if you have lupus, the blood test comes back positive. However, it is not specific meaning that if the ANA is positive, you may or may not have lupus as there are over thirty causes of a positive ana. Normal people can have a positive ana. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does a false positive ELISA mean I have lupus or a the disease? Or could i be healthy and just get these results?
Asked and Answered: Your question has been answered many times already. It is rude and inappropriate to keep asking the same question and ignoring the free and gracious experts who have given of their time and expertise to tell you that you are fully normal, fine and should go live your life. Please come up with something else to ask about or move on. You are HIV negative. Please go live grateful for that blessing. ...Read more
Lupus biopsy: Biopsy of lupus has a number of features that lead to diagnosis: a thickened basement membrane, vacuolar alteration of basal keratinocytes and superficial and deep inflammatory infiltrate. Lupus has a number of different forms in the skin and there are times when it is not easy to differentiate it from other types of skin inflammation. There are other tests to support diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
False positive for Lupus, now positive for HCV, waiting on blood test to confirm. Could HCV cause a false + for lupus?
No: Positive is positive. However, it is the degree of positivity that is clinically important. Low positive values are generally not clinically important. ...Read more
I keep get biological false positive syphilis (through rpr) i dont have lupus.i do have psoriasis. can i have BFP and never get autoimmune disease.
Yes: Plenty of folks have biologic false positives and are otherwise completely healthy. ...Read more
Positiveana elevated rnp, butterfly rash, muscle pain, fatigue. Could this be a false positive or likely mctd or lupus?
See a rheumatologist: Your symptoms and lab are consistent with mctd. You should see a rheumatologist to get a definite diagnosis and talk about possible treatment. This disease requires someone who is familiar with it to determine if you really have the problem or symptoms from another cause. ...Read more
I have antiphospholipid antibodies greater than 150, false positive syphilis, positive ana, mouth sores and joint pain. I think lupus? Dr thinks ra.
Nothing: Lupus is diagnosed based on a combination of lab tests and symptoms. A lab test alone does not diagnose this disease and could be positive in many diseases as well as individuals who have no health problems. ...Read more
Need further test: False positive RPR may suggest antibodies in the blood that is cross reacting with RPR test reagent. Common antibodies are antiphospholipid antibodies that gives false positive RPR. Lupus is diagnosed based on signs and symptoms PLUS presence of ANA antibodies in the blood. You can ask your MD to check for these antibodies by blood tests. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hello, I have lupus and a weekly positive lupus anticaogulant with 1.33 . Does it mean harmful to health?
You have a clotting : it means you have a clotting risk .You need to discuss with your rheumatologist how to prevent the clotting ...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
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