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

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Sure

You have to remember there is a lot of competition for labs doing tests.
If one lab can do a test cheaper than another, you have every right to use it. Some of the best labs are run by the doctors originally from ucla and their tests aren't cheap[. But they are reliable and that is what you n eed. Remember the tests are not going to be done frequently.

In brief: Sure

You have to remember there is a lot of competition for labs doing tests.
If one lab can do a test cheaper than another, you have every right to use it. Some of the best labs are run by the doctors originally from ucla and their tests aren't cheap[. But they are reliable and that is what you n eed. Remember the tests are not going to be done frequently.
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
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