DNA positive ANA negative

aalwan aalwan at omantel.net.om
Wed Apr 19 16:07:12 EST 2000

I came across an SLE patient serum where ANA result shoed a negative result on HEp-2 slide while its anti dsDNA shwed a high titre (these assays were done using IFtechneques). Anti-ENA for the same patient showed a negative result). 
Is that possible?

Dr. Alwan
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