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Love2Ride posted:
My ANA was negative, does this mean I do not have MS?

Debbie
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hackwriter responded:
Debbie,

There is no blood test for Multiple Sclerosis, a diagnosis is confirmed with MRIs, an LP, clinical exams and history. A positive ANA indicates inflammation, which should be further investigated by a rheumatologist. Rheumatoid diseases such as RA and Lupus are often the underlying cause of a positive ANA, as well as various other autoimmune diseases.

So, no, a negative ANA does not rule out MS.

Kim
 
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Love2Ride replied to hackwriter's response:
Thank you Kim I will be seeing a new neurologist for an MS workup in two weeks. Your information was helpful to me.

Debbie


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