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icegurl121691
11-02-2007, 04:28 AM
hi everyone my doctor ordered these tests it would help me be prepared 4 my next visit if i knew how the results are suposed 2 be with lupus patients

cbc
esr
crp
comprehensive metabolic panel
c3,serum
c4,serum
tsh and free t4
complete urinalysis
immunoglobulins
antinuclera antibody with reflex
rheumatoid factor
ds-dna
ena reflex
thyroid ab

i have no idea what these tests are for and how they are supose 2 come out

Saysusie
11-02-2007, 08:23 AM
These are the complete tests that doctors run to determine if you are suffering from an auto-immune disorder. In "Newly Diagnosed", there is a sticky which talks about the criteria for diagnosing Lupus and there is a brief explanation of the tests. Hopefully, that will help you to understand the purpose of the test and what the results can mean.
If you need further information, please let us know and we will try to answer your questions for you.

Peace and Blessings
Saysusie

icegurl121691
11-02-2007, 11:19 AM
i read it and it was helpful i dint kno c3 and c4 were proteins when you were first diagnosed with lupus how often did u go 2 a rheumy? i will probaly go 4 my blood tests 2morrow and the urinalysis