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Is there a test for systemic lupus? 
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Dr. Michael Laccheo
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Not really
The diagnosis is made based on symptoms, physical exam findings and some blood work.
People frequently refer to some of the antibodies checked in lupus as "lupus tests" but just because the test is positive does not mean you have lupus. Less than 1/2 the patients i see for a "positive lupus test" end up having lupus.

In brief: Not really
The diagnosis is made based on symptoms, physical exam findings and some blood work.
People frequently refer to some of the antibodies checked in lupus as "lupus tests" but just because the test is positive does not mean you have lupus. Less than 1/2 the patients i see for a "positive lupus test" end up having lupus.
Dr. Michael Laccheo
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes, blood tests
There are several blood tests to look for and to confirm a diagnosis of lupus, in a person with some symptoms of lupus (sle).

In brief: Yes, blood tests
There are several blood tests to look for and to confirm a diagnosis of lupus, in a person with some symptoms of lupus (sle).
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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