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Old 12-01-2003, 05:30 PM   #1
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Bloodwork question

I just went to pick up my bloodwork and referral to the Rheumy. None of the results really seem significant towards much of anything....

ANA 1:320 diffuse
dna neg
sm neg
rheumatoid factor 7 (neg?)
c3 117
c4 32
sed 1


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Old 12-01-2003, 09:28 PM   #2
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Re: Bloodwork question

Hi Heather,

I can enlighten you a bit here I think!

ANA 1:320 diffuse <--- This is positive, and the diffuse means that this could be a Lupus stain (the diffuse part). Often people that have a speckled or diffuse stain have Lupus in the present of symptoms

dna neg
<-- your anti-dna is negative, but in some people when the ANA is positive the Anti-dna is negative
sm neg <-- This is the anti-SM test.. negative
rheumatoid factor 7 (neg?)
<-- This is negative
c3 117 <-- this is a normal test (sometimes in Lupus this can be low when kidney problems are active)
c4 32
<-- This is normal too (same as above)
sed 1 [B] <--- This is your ESR or sed rate. It can be raised with non specific inflammation, but in some people it never raises above normal!

Any other blood tests that were a bit out of range, or urine workup? Hope this helps a bit!


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