Do I Have Lupus?

Question

I have an ANA of 1:80 speckled pattern and anti-dsDNA of 5.8. Does this mean I have Lupus?

Answer

Lupus is a diagnosis made by a constellation of symptoms, signs, and laboratory tests. Although the presence of autoantibodies, such as ANA and dsDNA are common in lupus, their presence alone is not sufficient to make a diagnosis.

Rebecca Manno, MD, MHS

About Rebecca Manno, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University