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How can my doctor tell whether I have lupus?
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Examination
It will take a history, physicial, lab tests, imaging - this combination is used to help make the diagnosis.
A screening test is the ANA test but it must be done by the correct technique - immunofluorescence. There are other tests labs offer that are not correct. A + ANA does not by itself make the diagnosis of lupus. A + ANA is found in a lot of other conditions - rheumatologist will help.

In brief: Examination
It will take a history, physicial, lab tests, imaging - this combination is used to help make the diagnosis.
A screening test is the ANA test but it must be done by the correct technique - immunofluorescence. There are other tests labs offer that are not correct. A + ANA does not by itself make the diagnosis of lupus. A + ANA is found in a lot of other conditions - rheumatologist will help.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Symptoms
It is a combination of symptoms/problems that allows the diagnosis, not just a simple test like the ana.

In brief: Symptoms
It is a combination of symptoms/problems that allows the diagnosis, not just a simple test like the ana.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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