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What Are The Tests For Lupus
Scleroderma tests: The diagnosis of scleroderma is based mostly on signs and symptoms. Lab tests may help confirm the diagnosis and even offer some predictions as to risks of certain types of complications. Anti rna-polymerase iii antibody, increases risk of renal crisis and sudden increase in blood pressure, antitopoisomerase ab, increases risk for scaring of the lung, anticentromere ab, pulmonary hypertension. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: There are many tests for vasculitis that should be done. Discuss this with your doctor as the list can be very long. This is because there are so many different causes for vasculitis, ranging from infection, medications, auto inflammatory conditions, cancer and several other causes. Get it checked out. ...Read more
See below: Tests many times are directed at the symptoms or physical findings. There is a blood test called an ace level which is positive in 2/3 of patients with sarcoid. Chest xray may show abnormalities. Biopsy of enlarged lymph nodes or other organ biopsy such as the lungs may be needed. Some patients will have anemia, increased inflammation markers such as a sed rate or crp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exam is best: The sores with pale center and dark rim, uneven scales / crusts are usually easy to diagnose on physical exam by a general physician; any dermatologist can make the call easily. If there is doubt, punch biopsy shows distinctive features to the pathologist that will remove any doubt; both a standard stain and a "lupus band test" may be performed. Dle is usually manageable but not curable. ...Read more
Look for crystal in: Analysis of joint fluid. Your doctor inserts a needle into your joint to extract a small sample of joint fluid for analysis with a microscope. He or she looks for cppd crystals in the fluid. X-rays. X-rays of your knee can reveal other conditions caused by cppd crystals, such as crystal deposits in the joint cartilage (chondrocalcinosis) and joint damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood urine and bone: Blood tests. A serum protein electrophoresis. Urine tests. Urine tests may be performed to determine if the abnormal protein is being released in the urine or to diagnose any kidney damage as a result of the protein. Bone marrow tests. A bone marrow biopsy may be completed to determine the severity of the problem. ...Read more
CBC and further: A complete blood cell count (CBC) includes the number of platelets in blood. Normal range is from about 150k to 250 k. There is usually no risk of bleeding if the count is above 40k. If thrombocytopenia is detected, it would require further investigation to ascertain the cause. ...Read more
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