#TriviaTuesday - True or False: There is no single test to definitively diagnose lupus.

Lupus Research AllianceLupus Research Alliance Administrator admin
edited October 16 in Health and Wellbeing
True or False: There is no single test to definitively diagnose lupus.

True. While no single test can determine whether a person has lupus, several laboratory tests may help the doctor confirm a diagnosis, or at least rule out other ailments. The most useful tests identify certain autoantibodies that are often present in the blood of lupus patients. A biopsy of the skin or kidneys may also be ordered if those organs are affected. The doctor will look at the entire picture – medical history, symptoms, and test results – to determine if you have lupus.  At least four of the eleven criteria of lupus from the American College of Rheumatology are usually present for lupus to be diagnosed. Other laboratory tests are used to monitor the progress of the disease once it has been diagnosed.  Learn more.

What was your experience with being diagnosed with lupus?

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  • morrismorris Member New Member
    Dem doctor dianx me, Told me to get my affairs in order that was 30 years ago. 
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