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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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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?

Group of tests: A "lupus panel" is a group of blood tests used to evaluate a person for the possibility of lupus and several other 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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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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