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The result of my blood test for C3 complement is high and CPK result is too low, so do I have lupus?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Incomplete

Information. High c3 is an acute phase reactant and may be elevated in any case of inflammation.
CPK is an indicator of muscle damage and there is no value that is too low. Diagnosis of lupus is based on a number of parameters and is a combination of clinical findings and lab tests. Please consult your doctor for a proper evaluation.

In brief: Incomplete

Information. High c3 is an acute phase reactant and may be elevated in any case of inflammation.
CPK is an indicator of muscle damage and there is no value that is too low. Diagnosis of lupus is based on a number of parameters and is a combination of clinical findings and lab tests. Please consult your doctor for a proper evaluation.
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Dr. Gaston Moran Celayes
Internal Medicine

In brief: No

To diagnose sle there are several criteria (at least 4 of them) that the patient must meet.
C3 complement and CPK are not included in those criteria.

In brief: No

To diagnose sle there are several criteria (at least 4 of them) that the patient must meet.
C3 complement and CPK are not included in those criteria.
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