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What Does It Mean By Positive To Anti Double Stranded Dna
Hello. I have a positive double stranded DNA test result (anti-dna (ds) ab qn of 29 with positive being above 9. Ana is negative, what can this mean?
Abnormal tests: Best to discuss this question with the doctor ordering your tests. ...Read more
hard to say: The results need to be evaluated in the context of the clinical picture. What symptoms led to the test being ordered in the first place? ...Read more
My double stranded DNA is 6 which is "indeterminate" what does "indeterminate" mean when it comes to this test?
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
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
Would bloods for autoimmune screen ANA double stranded DNA ENA anca still show positive if there had been an autoimmune response even 6 years ago?
See below: You also have to take in account that these panels frequently have false positives and assays vary from lab to lab. It is has been estimated that up 30% of all anas drawn are false positives. Only your doctor or your rheumatologist can interpret these results in context with your history and symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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