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Ana 1:80 but it was 1:2560 in the past. New doc doesn't think lupus despite firm diagnosis despite 5 hospitalizations for flares. Why does ANA and other tests fluctuate? I definitely have lupus!

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Dr. Milton Mintz
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: If your on

Steroids, the ANA ; ESR could be affected! repeat at a different lab, or just repeat it1-- anti double strength dna?

In brief: If your on

Steroids, the ANA ; ESR could be affected! repeat at a different lab, or just repeat it1-- anti double strength dna?
Dr. Milton Mintz
Dr. Milton Mintz
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Dr. Martin Morell
The presence of direct antinuclear antibodies do not change much, but complements and double stranded DNA could drop with steroid usage.
Dr. Martin Morell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: ANA

On some occasions co be negative.
There are specific criteria for diagnosis. Get a second opinion.

In brief: ANA

On some occasions co be negative.
There are specific criteria for diagnosis. Get a second opinion.
Dr. Martin Morell
Dr. Martin Morell
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