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Is it possible to have lupus without specific markers in your lab work?

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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: There are many marke

Usually most people with lupus have specific laboratory tests.
There are a variety of markers such as ana, ds dna, sm, rnp, ssa, ssb, histone etc to name a few and there are some that are not routinely tested like su. Everyone with lupus is a specific individual with differences. No two snowflakes are the same and no 2 people with lupus are the same, even identical twins. Your tests will see.

In brief: There are many marke

Usually most people with lupus have specific laboratory tests.
There are a variety of markers such as ana, ds dna, sm, rnp, ssa, ssb, histone etc to name a few and there are some that are not routinely tested like su. Everyone with lupus is a specific individual with differences. No two snowflakes are the same and no 2 people with lupus are the same, even identical twins. Your tests will see.
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Dr. Michael Laccheo
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Unlikely

That would be extremely unusual. Close to impossible.

In brief: Unlikely

That would be extremely unusual. Close to impossible.
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Dr. Angus Worthing
The main screening test, called "ANA" or anti-nuclear antibody, is positive in 95+ percent of lupus cases, but recently labs have tried cheaper versions ("ELISA") which may miss more cases than prior tests. Ask your doctor for advice on this.
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