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How can doctors test for autoimmune disease? Are there specific tests?

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Dr. Antoanella Calame
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In brief: Autoimmune Disease

When you have an autoimmune disease, your body produces antibodies against some of your own tissues.
Diagnosing an autoimmune disease involves identifying the antibodies your body is producing. Tests may include: antinuclear antibody tests, autoantibody tests, complete blood count (cbc), c-reactive protein (crp), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (esr).

In brief: Autoimmune Disease

When you have an autoimmune disease, your body produces antibodies against some of your own tissues.
Diagnosing an autoimmune disease involves identifying the antibodies your body is producing. Tests may include: antinuclear antibody tests, autoantibody tests, complete blood count (cbc), c-reactive protein (crp), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (esr).
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