Are there any specific blood tests that have been done which are used to diagnose Lupus?
The reason Im asking is that my GP runs the ANA test for me, and something about having increased Protein in my urine test.
Someone I know (a Loopy in denial) has tested positive once for Syphilis. She was told by her
Physician that its a false positive and often Lupus sufferers may have a false positive for this test. She doesnt have Syphilis. Is this correct? Can one test a false positive for this?
(Syphilis : a serious sexually transmitted disease caused by the spirally twisted bacterium Treponema pallidum that affects many body organs and parts, including the genitals, brain, skin, and nervous tissue)
Im thinking of being re checked by my Physician at month end and was wondering what other blood tests I could have done to help me get a proper diagnosis from Sjrogens to Lupus. I dont know how the doc diagnosed me with Sjogrens as all he did was blood work. Whats different in the test results between the two. I know I have fibromalgia and RA. I have seen a Rheumy and he's confirmed it.
Please tell me more about the tests you have done and how this has helped diagnose Sjogrens and Lupus.