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Any tests that can be done to diagnose lupus when skin rash not active? ana historically negative. had biopsy sugg. of early conn. tissue disease.

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
SLE diagnosis. : The diagnosis of lupus is really clinical, supported by consistent blood test findings. That being said, relevant blood testing for lupus includes ESR, cRP, ANA, dsDNA and anti-Sm.

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Last updated Dec 18, 2016

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