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Does cutaneous lupus always present with positive ANA? What other tests besides skin biopsy can tell?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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There is no single test for lupus.
A person can have lupus without ANA. The following website provides information about diagnostic criteria for lupus. May I add that there experts for such disease at UPMC in Pittsburgh. http://forums.webmd.com/3/lupus-exchange/resource/26

In brief: See below

There is no single test for lupus.
A person can have lupus without ANA. The following website provides information about diagnostic criteria for lupus. May I add that there experts for such disease at UPMC in Pittsburgh. http://forums.webmd.com/3/lupus-exchange/resource/26
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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