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I just had a bunch of blood work done, including a lupus panel and some others? Cost a fortune. Why?

I just had a bunch of blood work done, including a lupus panel and some others? Cost a fortune. Why?

Tests: Lupus test can be expensive as the ingredients for the tests have to be specially made, use ultraviolet light to read, may involve using rare chemicals to do the test and have to be tested by the fda before being released to use on people. Technicians have to be paid for as well as expensve machinery. ...Read more

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If a lupus panel was negative and awaiting serum electrophise test what would that tell ? My sed rate is elevated and ANA positive w/ speckled pattern

If a lupus panel was negative and awaiting serum electrophise test what would that tell ? My sed rate is elevated and ANA positive w/ speckled pattern

Nothing specific : These findings are not specific. This will depend on your total evaluation and why these tests being done. The test alone do not make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Lupus panel negative. Sed rate 30 should b under 20. Ana positive w/ spec pattern. Serum protein electrophoresis test normal. Cbc ok. Metabolic ok.?

Lupus panel negative. Sed rate 30 should b under 20. Ana positive w/ spec pattern. Serum protein electrophoresis test normal. Cbc  ok. Metabolic ok.?

Any joint pain?: Positive ANA and elevated sed rate. If you have joint pains it would be advisable to follow up with a rheumatologist. You have some kind of inflammatory process going on. Both test are very nonspecific and further work-up is needed. ...Read more

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Fast pulse. 99.4 fever off and on for couple mths. Thyroid ok. Cbc ok. Metabolic ok. Mono test showed past inf. But high nuclr. Missed period. Lupus panel neg. Serum protein ok. Ana + 1:640. Sed 30.

Fast pulse. 99.4 fever off and on for couple mths. Thyroid ok. Cbc ok. Metabolic ok. Mono test showed past inf. But high nuclr. Missed period. Lupus panel neg. Serum protein ok. Ana + 1:640. Sed 30.

What is your: Question? Many people, particularly if they're overweight have a faster than normal heart rate. Sounds like everything has checked out ok so far, but if you still have fevers, let your doctor investigate if indicated. ...Read more

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Whats included in a the lupus panel?

Whats included in a  the lupus panel?

Many serological: A typical lupus panel from a commercial lab includes an ANA anti dsdna and possibly an ena and sjögren's. Antibodies. ...Read more

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What are the indications for a lupus panel?

Connective Tissue Dx: Somethying you have symptomatically or on your labs that raises the spectre of connective tissue disease. The panel can diagnose, sle, sjogren's, scleroderma, and mixed connecrtive tissue disease. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lupus panel?

What is the definition or description of: lupus panel?

Auto antibody tests: The lupus panel varies from lab to lab. In general it includes tests for various autoantibodies that can be present in lupus or other related diseases. ...Read more

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Lupus panel results - how accurately does it tell you if you have lupus?

Lupus panel results - how accurately does it tell you if you have lupus?

Lab + Clinical: I have many patients followed for years with one or two positives on the lupus panel and no disease whatsoever. We do not know if we are having false positives or seeing very early possibility of disease, that make take years to show any features. The degree of positivity is however correlated with activity. ...Read more

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How is the lupus panel more helpful than just checking ana?

How is the lupus panel more helpful than just checking ana?

Non specific: An ANA can certainly and most likely positive in lupus. However, it can be seen in many rheumatic diseases and other illnesses. Anas can be seen in normal people also. However more specific tesing can be more helpful and more specifc for lupus. They include a sm or smith antibody which is specific for lupus. A high dsdna and low c3 and c4 are again good tests for lupus. Other tests exist also. ...Read more

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What is the reason for lupus panel? Make money for somebody?

What is the reason for lupus panel? Make money for somebody?

Why so cynical?: A lupus panel consists of tests for several autoantibodies that can be seen in lupus and also in other connective tissue disorders. In the proper clinical situation, these tests provide important data to help confirm a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could a positive ANA speckled 1:640 be from upper middle back pain? Lupus panel negative

Could a positive ANA speckled 1:640 be from upper middle back pain? Lupus panel negative

Unlikely: In young people, the most common cause of this type of pain is muscular strain. Very rarely pain in this area can be referred from an organ in the chest. If the lining if the lungs or heart are inflamed, occasionally you can get mid back pain. In lupus, this type of inflammation can occur. However, the ANA test is sensitive: many people have it but only a few have a disease associated with it. ...Read more

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Could fibromalagia cause ANA positive? 1:640 speckled and sed rate elevated? Lupus panel negative

NO: The ANA is there because of some other reason. Because it's there does not mean you have lupus. There are many other reasons to have a positive ana. Your evaluation by your physician can clarify. ...Read more

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Why Bone pain for 4 months? ANA 1.4, Speckled, Anti-CCP 70 Everything else in Lupus panel at or near normal. No RHeumatoid Factor.

Why Bone pain for 4 months? ANA 1.4, Speckled, Anti-CCP 70 Everything else in Lupus panel at or near normal. No RHeumatoid Factor.

Varies: Bone pain can come from a number of causes. It sounds like you have had some things ruled out. Medications can sometimes cause bone pain, particularly if you are on medications for osteoporosis. I think you will just need to keep looking with your doctor to look at other potential causes. ...Read more

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I have middle back pain that has been there for months. Burning feeling also same in right flank. Ana positive 1:640 . Lupus panel neg. What is this?

I have middle back pain that has been there for months. Burning feeling also same in right flank. Ana positive 1:640 . Lupus panel neg. What is this?

Joint or nerve: The pain can be from a number of locations depending site and referral of pain. If primarily in midline of back and then travels across rub cage it could be disc issue or an intercostal nerve pain. Identify if back pain is at same level as referred flank pain. Make sure to rule out any abdominal issues which may be related to eating, bowel movements, urination, also consider a muscle issue. ...Read more

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Is there a link between a high ANA and cancer ? Cbc ok metabolic ok. Thyroid ok. And lupus panel neg?

Is there a link between a high ANA and cancer ? Cbc ok metabolic ok. Thyroid ok. And lupus panel neg?

Not likely: It is unlikely that a high ANA level by itself increase you risk of cancer. However if you have autoimmune disease like sjrojens for example it does have a increase risk of lymphoma or a cancer if the blood and lymph nodes. That could give a high ANA level as well. ...Read more

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Ana + spec pattern titer 1:640. All labs ok. Lupus panel neg. Elevated sed rate. 2 rheum drs dismissed it. Anything else I should do? Cancer?

Ana + spec pattern titer 1:640. All labs ok. Lupus panel neg. Elevated sed rate. 2 rheum drs dismissed it. Anything else I should do? Cancer?

Watch it: You cannot treat a lab result, have it checked periodically, in the absence of symptoms, one cannot make a diagnosis based on a test result. ...Read more

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Is it safe to dismiss a positive ANA speckled with a titer of 1:640 if CBC ok. Lupus panel negative. Metabolic ok. Urine ok. Serum protein ok?

Yes and no: We have a saying in pathology / lab medicine, "treat the person, not the labs." plenty of healthy folks have medium-titer speckled ana's. The real question is, "do we want to treat you for lupus or whatever, with all the unpleasantness that this involves?" i think the answer is "no" based on what you're shared if your physician agrees. Remember the ANA should new symptoms develop. Good question. ...Read more

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My temp after i get to work is 99.1-99.4 . Evening and over night normal. I am ANA +1:640 spec pattern. High sed rate. Cbc ok. Metabolic ok. Serum protein ok. Lupus panel neg. Up back pain 1yr. Mri ok?

Yes: Mri is fine but be prepared for normal results. An elevated sed rate and ANA may indicate an inflammatory process in the body. A thorough work up would include hormone evaluation, sleep patterns, infection/immune system testing as well as nutrition review. These presentations can be frustrating so find a doctor that will take the time to listen and evaluate. ...Read more

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