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Tested for lupus @ it came back slightly positive, do u know

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Tested for lupus @ it came back slightly positive, do u know what that means?
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sometimes other autoimmune disorders or inflammation in the body can cause ANA or antinuclear antibody testing to come back slightly elevated.
some some patients, they can take 1-2 years to have their autoimmune disorder or lupus diagnosed.
you should see a rheumatologist and get more extensive auto antibody testing such as
antibodies to double-stranded DNA (anti-dsDNA) tests,
antibodies to histone tests,
antibodies to phospholipids,
antibodies to Ro/SS-A and La/SS-B,
antibodies to Sm target Sm proteins in the cell nucleus,
antibodies to RNP target ribonucleoproteins
to see if you might have lupus or any other autoimmune disorder.
have you consulted with a rheumatologist yet?
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