I have recently been told I have SLE, I was to be tested every 2 months, but last month my blood test came back with anti-dna of 805, and was told I need to test once a month instead. I was placed on Hydroxchlor, Amitriptylin, and Gabapentin. Just got this month’s results, was told all came back fine except for the anti-dna is now 938. Was told to keep taking medications and keep appointment end of this month. What does an anti-dna of 938 indicate? why is it going higher in instead of lower?
In some patients, a positive anti-DNA test can indicate more active inflammation and thus your doctor may wish to monitor you more closely for new signs and symptoms.