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A 63-year-old female asked:

A skin biopsy was positive for connective tissue disease (unspecified). do skin biopsies sometimes specify lupus vs sjogrens etc instead of not specifying ?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Biopsy and lab tests: Diagnosis of auto-immune disorders is usually made with tissue findings, laboratory results , history and clinical findings.
Dr. Jaiprakash Thakor Jairam
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Many auto-immune diseases will require a specific blood test
Sep 1, 2019

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Bridgewater, NJ
A 63-year-old female asked:

My skin biopsy was positive for Connective Tissue Disease, unspecified. Do biopsies sometimes specify Lupus, Sjogrens etc?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Yes and no: Depending on the disorder, biopsy can make a specific diagnosis, such as vasculitis. Most of the time diagnosing needs to take into consideration, medical history, physical findings, laboratory tests and imagining studies.

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