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What tests are done for lupus sle please son is 20 in itu for 7 weeks with viral flu and fuo rheumatic fever when 8 had loads of antibiotics ?

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

The ANA is the best screening test.
If that test is negative, you can usually stop there. If it is positive other tests for more specific autoantibodies can be performed.

In brief: The ANA

The ANA is the best screening test.
If that test is negative, you can usually stop there. If it is positive other tests for more specific autoantibodies can be performed.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Dr. Trachella Johnson foy
Family Medicine

In brief: ANA FIRST

The first test done is called an anti nuclear antibody or ana.
If this test is positive then we proceed with further testing to look more specifically for lupus.. There are other antibodies that can be tested that will tell you if lupus is more likely there or not. It is also determined by the presence of certain symptoms.There are 11 symptoms that are associated with lupus. But ANA first.

In brief: ANA FIRST

The first test done is called an anti nuclear antibody or ana.
If this test is positive then we proceed with further testing to look more specifically for lupus.. There are other antibodies that can be tested that will tell you if lupus is more likely there or not. It is also determined by the presence of certain symptoms.There are 11 symptoms that are associated with lupus. But ANA first.
Dr. Trachella Johnson foy
Dr. Trachella Johnson foy
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