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Is it possible to have lupus without specific markers in your lab work?

Is it possible to have lupus without specific markers in your lab work?

There are many marke: Usually most people with lupus have specific laboratory tests. There are a variety of markers such as ana, ds dna, sm, rnp, ssa, ssb, histone etc to name a few and there are some that are not routinely tested like su. Everyone with lupus is a specific individual with differences. No two snowflakes are the same and no 2 people with lupus are the same, even identical twins. Your tests will see. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Laboratory (Definition)

Is facility that provides controlled conditions in which scientific research, experiments & measurements are performed. An example is medical (clinical) lab where tests are done on clinical specimens in order to get info. About the health of a patient in terms ...Read more


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Do you need to be positive for BOTH ANA and ANTI DNA to be diagnosed with lupus? What is the criteria?

Do you need to be positive for BOTH ANA and ANTI DNA to be diagnosed with lupus? What is the criteria?

No: You can still have lupus if one, both or neither are positive. There are eleven diagnostic criteria. Goigle the topic and read it for yourself. ...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?

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 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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Is it possible to have an auto immune disorder without it showing in any of your blood work or test results?

Is it possible to have an auto immune disorder without it showing in any of your blood work or test results?

Auto immune: Absolutely. Many of the common auto-immune problems are diagnosed by examination or by your verbal history of the problem. ...Read more

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Can an individual have adrenal cancer without a mass/tumor that is visible? All the lab results points to it.

Can an individual have adrenal cancer without a mass/tumor that is visible? All the lab results points to it.

Some as small as 2cm: Usually adrenal tumors are a bit larger, but they can be as small as 2 cm. Talk with your doctor about the lab and imagery results and your treatment options. Take care of yourself overall and be persistent about getting answers that you understand. Good luck. ...Read more

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How difficult is it to diagnose lupus in a teen with no positive labs?

See details: If all of your tests are negative then the diagnosis of lupus is very unlikely. ...Read more

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Is it absolutely impossible to have celiac disease without positive blood tests and biopsy? Even with all symptoms and other autoimmune diseases?

Is it absolutely impossible to have celiac disease without positive blood tests and biopsy? Even with all symptoms and other autoimmune diseases?

Very unlikely: The gold standard of celiac disease is the small bowel biopsy. Blood tests, if positive are helpful. You don't provide enough clinical detail to give you more specific advice. Denmark has several excellent hospitals and medical schools.I suggest you should be evaluated in a tertiary medical center.l ...Read more

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I understand that uncomplicated monoclonal gammopathy does not raise the WBC & CRP. But can MGUS lead to more serious conditions that do elevate both WBC & CRP? Would there be ANY other pathological data to look for if a worse condition comes about?

I understand that uncomplicated monoclonal gammopathy does not raise the WBC & CRP. But can MGUS lead to more serious conditions that do elevate both WBC & CRP? Would there be ANY other pathological data to look for if a worse condition comes about?

See below: About 1-2% of the patients with MGUS develop multiple myeloma, a form of bone cancer, each year. It would be prudent to have yearly check ups. You may consult this site for info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mgus/home/ovc-20199535 ...Read more

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Is there any full blood test/panel that tests for HSV or does it always have to be specially ordered?

Is there any full blood test/panel that tests for HSV or does it always have to be specially ordered?

Specifically ordered: You can test for antibodies or evidence of viral DNA or antigens in vesicles swabs, blood or spinal fluid. I'm pretty sure it's not part of another panel. ...Read more

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Can cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) cause blood antibodies to not show in blood tests? My rheumatologist says yes so only a lip biopsy will show sjogrens. Have all symptoms.

Can cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) cause blood antibodies to not show in blood tests? My rheumatologist says yes so only a lip biopsy will show sjogrens. Have all symptoms.

Sometimes: Remember, a lip biopsy is not always a definitive test. If the biopsy specimen does not contain salivary glands, then the diagnosis cannot be confirmed. Rather than a lip biopsy, why not just treat the symptoms? ...Read more

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Can you be mis-diagnosed with Herpes (non-STI)? How would you go about finding this out? Are there other blood type tests to confirm/dispute diagnosis

Can you be mis-diagnosed with Herpes (non-STI)? How would you go about finding this out? Are there other blood type tests to confirm/dispute diagnosis

Time to move on: You appear to be repeatedly asking the same questions out of anxiety, hoping for different replies than you have been getting. You need to learn to live with your positive HSV1 blood test, which most likely is causing no important health problem except the emotional one that seems apparent in your questions. Consider professional counseling. I suggest it from compassion, not criticism. ...Read more

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Is it possible to live with untreated thyroid cancer? It would be interesting to see this same question answered considering the numerous recent studies which suggest that in certain cases it may be prudent to watch and wait. The studies contrast the low

Is it possible to live with untreated thyroid cancer?

It would be interesting to see this same question answered considering the numerous recent studies which suggest that in certain cases it may be prudent to watch and wait. The studies contrast the low

Yes and No: Thyroid Cancer comes in many forms. It may be localized to the Thyroid gland only, where it can remain harmless for one or two years but will likely spread slowly into Neck areas into the lymph nodes. It may stay there for one to two years. Then it is likely to spread to distant organs like Lungs and or Bone,rarely liver. Once it has spread away farther than tthe neck area, it is no longer curable ...Read more

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Why would a doctor take a variety of titer blood tests and that have to be sent out?

Please Clarify: What did you go in to see the doctor for? What lab tests did you request? Did you get any vaccinations or have to test for vaccine immunity? Was there any std testing done? ...Read more

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Is it possible for arthritis to be autoimmune related if CBC is usually normal and ESR never > 5 in a pt. with history of ANA 1:1280 and pos.SSA?

Autoimmune: That's a good question. Test results can be frustrating and may require interpretation by a specialist in Rheumatology. In general a positive ANA with SSA can certainly be a form of autoimmune arthritis but does't always mean you have disease unless you have a certain set of symptoms that match. The ESR level parallels disease activity. ...Read more

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What is the best way to diagnose autoimmune disorders in immune deficient patient on IgG replacement? Rheumy suspicious of lupus, but not definitive

Related to the low gammaglobulin: Sometimes people with agammaglobulinemia can have musculoskeletal problems the diagnosis of lupus in this situation is unlikely sometimes one can have similar symptoms when infection is present. I would be very cautious in trying to say that lupus is present. ...Read more

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If a mutation is new & SIFT analysis predicts deleterious, but you only fit some of the criteria for the diagnosis, do you give the diagnose?

If a mutation is new & SIFT analysis predicts deleterious, but you only fit some of the criteria for the diagnosis, do you give the diagnose?

Your doctor: Will be able to analyse the genetic result in combination with your symptoms and physical examination to determine your diagnosis ...Read more

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Is it possible to have rheumatoid arthritis without it showing up in blood work?

Is it possible to have rheumatoid arthritis without it showing up in blood work?

Yes: Labs and xrays ECT are by no means always correct there are many other types of arthritis too discuss in detail with your doctor and or your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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A "marker" is a protein or enzyme that can represent a disease process. Some markers are specific for a particular disease, while ...Read more