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Lupus help ana titre

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  • Posted By: charmaine petzer
  • July 19, 2009
  • 09:09 PM

HI can some one whith lupus please tell us what symtoms.do thay have and what is the ANA titre test reading count.and other blood counts that make up the lupus diagnose? every one says so much and no one real knows.what does a positive lupus lab blood test looks like.
the internet give symtoms but no bloodwork titer tests .please help.maby the doctors can learn from peoples bloodtest reading as they clearly have a hard time making the lupus diagnose.if 10 or 20 peolpe can send in with there tests they may all be the same or very close. will it not help understanding the illness?

thank you charamine:)

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  • HI can some one whith lupus please tell us what symtoms.do thay have and what is the ANA titre test reading count.and other blood counts that make up the lupus diagnose? every one says so much and no one real knows.what does a positive lupus lab blood test looks like.the internet give symtoms but no bloodwork titer tests .please help.maby the doctors can learn from peoples bloodtest reading as they clearly have a hard time making the lupus diagnose.if 10 or 20 peolpe can send in with there tests they may all be the same or very close. will it not help understanding the illness?thank you charamine:)ANA titre is a test to rule out lupus.if a ANA is negative then it rules out lupus (it is the best test to rule out lupus)if a ANA is positive then it does not mean much. 95% of people with a positive ANA will not have lupus.You can see the eleven diagnosis criteria for lupus here.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Systemic_lupus_erythematosusAlso, people diagnosed with lupus have very different blood results. HTH
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  • ANA titre is a test to rule out lupus. if a ANA is negative then it rules out lupus (it is the best test to rule out lupus) if a ANA is positive then it does not mean much. 95% of people with a positive ANA will not have lupus. You can see the eleven diagnosis criteria for lupus here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Systemic_lupus_erythematosus Also, people diagnosed with lupus have very different blood results. HTH Thank you VERY MUCH VENESA
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  • a positive ANA with eight of these criteria is mostly Lupus. Your Doctor will tell you if he is doing the test
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