Do you have any kind of symptoms that are bothering you? Why were the tests done?
Note that there are NO DEFINITIVE tests for SLE, so "coming back negative for all" means nothing. Lupus is diagnosed by having at least 4 of 11 diagnostic symptoms, not by blood tests. ANA is only one of the 4.
Typically, four or more of the following criteria must be present to make a diagnosis of systemic lupus.
The “Eleven Criteria”
1.Malar rash: butterfly-shaped rash across cheeks and nose
2.Discoid (skin) rash: raised red patches
3.Photo-sensitivity: skin rash as result of unusual reaction to sunlight
4.Mouth or nose ulcers: usually painless
5.Arthritis (non-erosive) in two or more joints, along with tenderness, swelling, or effusion. With non-erosive arthritis, the bones around joints don’t get destroyed.
6.Cardio-pulmonary involvement: inflammation of the lining around the heart (pericarditis) and/or lungs (pleuritis)
7.Neurologic disorder: seizures and/or psychosis
8.Renal (kidney) disorder: excessive protein in the urine, or cellular casts in the urine
9.Hematologic (blood) disorder: hemolytic anemia, low white blood cell count, or low platelet count
10.Immunologic disorder: antibodies to double stranded DNA, antibodies to Sm, or antibodies to cardiolipin
11.Antinuclear antibodies (ANA): a positive test in the absence of drugs known to induce it.
Definitely give the results to your regular Dr!
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2002DIAGNOSING LUPUS & HW's LUPUS 101
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