Lupus? Does the ANA have to be positive?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by gkrrt, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. gkrrt

    gkrrt New Member

    to have lupus? I have sores in my head and mouth and have for about 2 months now but my ana was not positive.......
  2. dononagin

    dononagin New Member

    a small amount of patients with Lupus never have a positive ana test. There are other tests they can give you as well as following your health history, I believe there are 11 criteria that the doctors look for. There is a lupus message board here, ( click on message boards) they can give you more info.