Initially, when my rheumy suspected lupus, my symptoms were so severe he went straight to testing the anti-dsDNA titer. It was really elevated. That is what was tested every time for over a year. Then they did an ANA and antibody titer for a yearly baseline. My rheumy does my ANA periodically but not as often as the antibody titers.
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