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What tests determine you have lupus sle?
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
In brief: ANA
Anti-nuclear antibody test (ANA) to determine if autoantibodies to cell nuclei are present in the blood.
Anti-dna antibody test to determine if there are antibodies to the genetic material in the cell. Anti-smith antibody test to determine if there are antibodies to sm, which is a ribonucleoprotein found in the cell nucleus.

In brief: ANA
Anti-nuclear antibody test (ANA) to determine if autoantibodies to cell nuclei are present in the blood.
Anti-dna antibody test to determine if there are antibodies to the genetic material in the cell. Anti-smith antibody test to determine if there are antibodies to sm, which is a ribonucleoprotein found in the cell nucleus.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Special
Lupus patients ususally have a positive antinuclear antiibody and the bad cses a positive ati double stranded dna antibiody.
The latter increase risk of kidney damage. It helps to get examined by a rheumatologist as there are some false positive tests.

In brief: Special
Lupus patients ususally have a positive antinuclear antiibody and the bad cses a positive ati double stranded dna antibiody.
The latter increase risk of kidney damage. It helps to get examined by a rheumatologist as there are some false positive tests.
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
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