View Full Version : Lupus & Other autoimmune diseases ?

11-03-2008, 10:16 AM
Can a negative ESR , CRP , ANA & gastrin test rule out Lupus & other autoimmune diseases completely ? We are still waiting on results. I want to be prepared for the appointment on the 11th . If they are negative I don't know where to go . He is sick but, nobody seems to believe him.

11-03-2008, 05:56 PM
I just read your post here. Even if the tests are negative that you listed, it does not necessarly mean that he does not have Lupus as there are some folks that are what they call sero-negative Lupus. You have to meet at least 4 of the criteria listed by the Lupus foundation to be diagnosed with Lupus. I hope that you get some answers at your appointment on the 11th.