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Ok, my dr. tested me for lupus once before and everything came back positive. So she sent me to a rheumatologist..his tests came back negative. I guess this is an overly sensitive test???? Anyway she just retested me and it came back positive again! I have no idea what these results mean so if you do please tell me!!!
ANA Choice Screen=positive
DNA (DS) Antibody=38 with >10 being positive
My thyroglobulin antibodies were high also at 53 with <20 being normal.....
HELP!!! What does this all mean? The rheumatologist said his tests came back negative and I showed basically no systems of lupus and he was convinced I did not have it and I didn't need to come back to him but now this is positive again at my primary dr........
Also, I have hyperthyroidism...my TSH is almost always low but my T3 and T4 are normal. About 1 1/2 years ago I had all the tests...Graves, FNA biopsy on a nodule that was negative for cancer, the uptake and scan, etc....
Hi, I dont post here much and dont know an awful lot about it myself, but sometimes i test + for ana and sometimes i dont. I do have many of the symptoms though. The tests seem to be funny, and the dr told me it wasnt unusual to take a few tests before a + shows up.
Sorry i cant be more help.
Location: NYC born and raised. Now stationed in Savannah, Ga HAAF!
is your ana a 1:640? if it is 1:40 than that is a negative test.
the anti-ds dna antibody is the most indicative antibody for sle. however, to be diagnosed with lupus you must meet 4 out of the 11 diagnostic criteria. a positive ana and positive ds dna only account for 2 out of the 11.
diagnostic criteria includes a malar or "butterfly rash" over your nose and cheeks, discoid rash, joint pain and swelling, history of anemia or low white cell counts, psychological disturbances like seizures or psychosis, inflammation of the lining of the heart or lungs, protein in urine, photosensitivity, oral ulcers, positive ana and a positive ds dna/anti sm and or antiphospholipid syndrome
i have 7 symptoms of lupus and yet my rheumatologist has been conservative in treating me and considering me with full blown lupus. if you feel like you have had these issues then i suggest finding another rheumatologist who doesn't diagnose solely on the basis of tests.
i wish you the best of luck and i hope this helps!