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howsabout
10-25-2011, 10:04 AM
Hi there all-

My last little check in with my rheumy, I had an episode of blue fingers right in front of her. Because of this she ordered an anti-cardio...uh..anti-cardiosomething test and the Lupus coagulant test. I was just wondering what the purpose of this was? When your fingers and feet turn blue I always thought that was Raynaud's and harmless but now I'm a little creeped out since she ordered some other tests. Any insight would be great!

Also I had no idea where to put this so feel free to move it!

steve.b
10-25-2011, 08:32 PM
i am only guessing here .........

cardio test usually have something to do with the blood.
so i presume she is ruling out other possible causes.
it is good to be sure there is no blood flow problems.

Mommyof1
10-27-2011, 07:07 PM
Anti-Cardio Lipin is what you are looking for most likely.
http://www.lupus.org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/new_about.aspx?articleid=82&zoneid=2