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Dr. Arthur Mandelin
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Autoimmune Panel (Overview)

An "autoimmune panel" is a group of blood tests used to evaluate a person for the possibility of several autoimmune diseases. It is important to remember that no blood test is perfect, and getting to a diagnosis is usually much more complex than drawing blood and looking at a number on the results report.


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So can what shows on an autoimmune panel, then change in 2 yrs time? What r some that mimic fibro? I was told some do by my dr

So can what shows on an autoimmune panel, then change in 2 yrs time? What r some that mimic fibro? I was told some do by my dr

Yes & None: Yes, autoimmunity tests can change over time. There are no autoimmune tests, however, which have been shown to have anything to do specifically with fibromyalgia. There may be a number of possible causes for fibro including food allergies and nerve irritation due to lose ligaments. Systemic lupus, hashimoto's thyroiditis, & a number or other disorders (not all autoimmune) can mimic fibro. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Mandelin
25 doctors shared insights

Autoimmune Panel (Overview)

An "autoimmune panel" is a group of blood tests used to evaluate a person for the possibility of several autoimmune diseases. It is important to remember that no blood test is perfect, and getting to a diagnosis is usually much more complex than drawing blood and looking at a number on the results report.


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What is the definition or description of: autoimmune panel?

What is the definition or description of: autoimmune panel?

Group of tests: An "autoimmune panel" is a group of blood tests used to evaluate a person for the possibility of several autoimmune diseases. It is important to remember that no blood test is perfect, and getting to a diagnosis is usually much more complex than drawing blood and looking at a number on the results report. ...Read more

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Autoimmune panel: what are the odds those tests will find anything wrong?

5%: These tests are callibrated on the basis of a statistical probability, typically accepting a 5% frequency of false positives. So they may be abnormal in 1 of 20 individuals, but that does not mean that there is anything "wrong". ...Read more

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So can what shows on an autoimmune panel, then change in 2 yrs time? What r some that mimic fibro? I was told some do by my dr

Yes & None: Yes, autoimmunity tests can change over time. There are no autoimmune tests, however, which have been shown to have anything to do specifically with fibromyalgia. There may be a number of possible causes for fibro including food allergies and nerve irritation due to lose ligaments. Systemic lupus, hashimoto's thyroiditis, & a number or other disorders (not all autoimmune) can mimic fibro. ...Read more

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What if my rheumy refuses, thinks there is no need 4 another autoimmune panel. Everything is just my fibro, but other dr & I think 1 should be done!?

What if my rheumy refuses, thinks there is no need 4 another autoimmune panel. Everything is just my fibro, but other dr & I think 1 should be done!?

Conflict: It sounds like you're in conflict with your rheumatologist over what diagnostic tests you want done. You've already consulted with another physician. If you feel strongly about this, there's nothing to prevent the other physician from ordering the tests. But you & doctor #2 need to clarify specifically what you hope to gain from the new information. Will it change the treatment you're receiving? ...Read more

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Normal?-globulins, autoimmune panel, and [email protected] ALT^^&AST^ be microscopic Inflammation bile ducts? Can't see the rationale? Normal liver MRCP

Could be.: Without seeing the results of all of your tests, it is impossible to tell whether autoimmune hepatitis is a reasonable diagnosis in your situation or not. It is possible to have a normal MRCP and still have autoimmune hepatitis. The only way to make a definitive diagnosis of AIH is with a liver biopsy. If you have more questions, you should ask your liver specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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I just had my autoimmune panel come back with ANA Direct positive abnormal and RNP antibodies 1.3, I also have hair loss, fatigue is it lupus?

I just had my autoimmune panel come back with ANA Direct positive abnormal and RNP antibodies 1.3, I also have hair loss, fatigue is it lupus?

Need more info: There are eleven criteria that are evaluated for diagnosis of lupus and at least 4 of those need to be met. You may consult this site for more information on this topic:
http://lupusresearchinstitute.org/lupus-facts/lupus-diagnosis ...Read more

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Need help with diagnosis: autoimmune condition, what test panels are best for first screening?

Which condition?: Different autoimmune diseases have different work-up protocols. This would depend entirely on what is being considered in your case. More information, please. Thanks. ...Read more

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Will a typical blood panel for autoimmune diseases detect graves disease?

Will a typical blood panel for autoimmune diseases detect graves disease?

Need specific test: You need to be testing for graves disease — there is no shotgun test for all autoimmune disorders. ...Read more

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Would any of the panel of blood tests rheumys do for autoimmune indicate celiac or does it have to be specifically tested for?

Depends: It depends on what your rheumatologist is looking for. Generally, the celiac tests such as anti-gliadin, anti-tissue-transglutaminase, and IgA endomysial antibodies are not specifically tested for. Either you should ask if you have suspicion of family history of Celiac or your doctor has to suspect it in you. ...Read more

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Please. Is it true that primary drs can't order auto immune disease panel. The antibodies test. Is it only the specialist can do that?

Please. Is it true that primary drs can't order auto immune disease panel. The antibodies test. Is it only the specialist can do that?

Primary Care: No. It is not true for all physicians. It may be true for yours. We all have our areas of expertise and a good physician will know when they are not the expert. That is why there are specialists. ...Read more

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What does autoimmune mean?

What does autoimmune mean?

Body attacks itself: In autoimmune disease your immune system attacks your own body. This causes serious problems like colitis, thyroiditis, multiple sclerosis & lupus. There are often genetic predispositions but there is growing evidence that microbes and environmental toxins such as molds, heavy metals & pesticides play a key role. A well-written book on this is http://www.Donnajacksonnakazawa. Com/blog/? Page_id=7. ...Read more

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How can I have an autoimmune disorder?

See details: I assume you are asking about the cause of autoimmunity. Often it is related to a loss of T cell inhibition. My advice is to Google the question and read for yourself. The answer is too long to explain in the space allowed on this site. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: autoimmune?

Self reacting: The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in joints causing rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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Is fibromyalgia autoimmune?

Is fibromyalgia autoimmune?

No: There is no known autoimmune cause of fibromyalgia. Current thinking is that is a central nervous system disorder. ...Read more

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What is autoimmune neuronopathy?

What is autoimmune neuronopathy?

Nerve damage by self: The body's immune system attack upon nerves or elements to help nerves function properly resulting in odd or painful sensations is referred to as autoimmune neuropathy. ...Read more

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Is there an autoimmune urethritis?

POSSIBLE: Autoimmune disease may affect any organ in the body, and as an example, reiter's syndrome is felt to be an autoimmune condition associated with certain types of infection. ...Read more

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I want to know about autoimmune disorders?

Autoimmune: There is no way one can learn about autoimmune disorders without spending some time learning about a normal immune system. Find a basic book on the immune system, read it, and then delve into immunity disorders where there is failure of the system to recognize tissues as "self". That is what autoimmune disorders are all about ...Read more

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Describe the features of autoimmune conditions.?

Rogue warrior: Your immune system is supposed to fight infection and leave your body alone. For various reasons, sometimes, your immune system runs amok and damages healthy organs/tissues. Just about every part of the body can be harmed by auto-immune disease. Some auto-immune diseases are dangerous and must be treated with strong drugs to reduce immune function (which can lead to infection =( ). ...Read more

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What type of disease is polymyositis? Autoimmune?

Yes it is autoimmune: Autoimmune it is. Drugs to treat it affect the immune system, and dampen an inappropriate immune response to your muscle. ...Read more

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What kind of medicine treats autoimmune disorders?

What kind of medicine treats autoimmune disorders?

Immunosuppresents: Since autoimmune diseases are a diverse group of diseases which have in common activation of the immune system which leads to different complications (depending upon the disease) the best way to treat is to use medications which suppress the immune system (such as steroids and sometimes chemotherapy). ...Read more

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Is endometriosis considered an autoimmune disorder?

Is endometriosis considered an autoimmune disorder?

No: It just isn't. I've noticed on healthtap that several visitors have this idea and I'm wondering where it came from. It a curious growth of endometrium in abnormal places; nothing I've seen in the decades that I've been acquainted with this common and troublesome illness suggests immunity is a factor. ...Read more

Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more