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Dna (Definition)

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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What does it mean if your double stranded DNA test comes back positive?

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

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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Positive ana, anti double stranded DNA of 6 and sjogrens ant ss b of 2.7? Normal?

Depends: Depends on normal range for those tests and positive ANA is meaningless without knowing the titer. ...Read more

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Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
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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

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Dr. David Sneid
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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 ?

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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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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Dr. Tracy Lovell
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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?

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 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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What can a double stranded DNA blood test indicate?

What can a double stranded DNA blood test indicate?

Lupus.: Systemic lupus erythematosus can be associated with dsdna antibodies, although these can be seen with other autoimmune disorder of overlap. ...Read more

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