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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 answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

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.

Answered Dec 18, 2016

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