possitive ANA. Lupus?

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possitive ANA. Lupus?

Postby tara97 » Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:29 pm

I am still in diagnositic limbo but we are getting closer. I had a possitive ANA. this is consitant with someone with Lupus. problem is I have had neuropathy for years and I know I have always given normal blood tests. I had an MS panel 4 years ago and my question is, Is an ANA generally included on the blood tests with an MS panel. I am just trying to separate the yoke from the egg here. I trying to find out if my neuropathy has a separate pathological identity than what has given me a possitive ANA now.
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Postby LR1234 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:23 am

How positive is your ANA? Mine was just postive and speckled or something! They felt that this was a red herring in my case.
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Postby Wonderfulworld » Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:53 am

I also had positive ANA but I can't remember it being part of the batch of tests for MS diagnosis, I was tested for ANA following a number of miscarriages.
Either way I asked my Neuro about ANA+ and they said it can be + sometimes and they didn't focus on it......
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