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Can anyone Interperate these results are they indicative of lupus thank you

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Hi there fellow readers I have had lots of symptoms of lupus ect over the last 2 years I have had these complicated results back and I am baffles any help very much appreciated not sure what I am looking at at al xx👍👍😁

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It is very important to understand that ONLY your doctor will be able to interpret your laboratory results.

I am not a medical doctor and therefore, anything I might say cannot be taken as authoritative. When I give information, I will usually give a reference and/or URL so you can see where the information comes from.

From what I can see, it is saying that the Connective Tissue Disease (CTD) screen is negative. This means that ON THIS PARTICULAR BLOOD SCREEN ,there is no evidence of CTD:

The following diseases are often referred to as connective tissue diseases: rheumatoid arthritis (RA), lupus erythematosus (LE), scleroderma (systemic sclerosis) CREST syndrome (calcinosis, Raynaud phenomenon, esophageal hypomotility, sclerodactyly, and telangiectasia), Sjogren syndrome, mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD), and polymyositis. Connective tissue diseases (systemic rheumatic diseases) are characterized by immune-mediated inflammation that involves the joints, skin, and visceral organs. These diseases are also accompanied by antibodies to a host of nuclear and cytoplasmic autoantigens.

However, blood tests can and do change over time. In any event, a diagnosis is not based purely on one blood test but on clinical symptoms. The diagnosis of a connective tissue disease is based on clinical signs and symptoms and characteristic radiographic, histopathologic, and serologic findings. Certain connective tissue diseases are characterized by autoantibodies that are highly specific for individual diseases. Connective tissue diseases often present clinically with signs and symptoms that are nonspecific, including constitutional signs (eg, fever, weight loss, fatigue, and arthralgias). Accordingly, consideration of the possibility of a connective tissue disease is common on initial clinical presentation and testing for antibodies to autoantigens associated with connective tissue diseases is often performed early in the evaluation of many patients.

Results must be interpreted in the context of the complete clinical picture.

mayomedicallaboratories.com...

With good wishes,

Ros

Thank you so much Ros for taking the time to explain this to me I am due to see the Gp tomorrow so I hope there will be a referal to a specialist in this area

Best wishes

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lupus-support1Administrator in reply to fidders

If you can, ask to be referred to see Dr David D'Cruz, who is the Director of the Lupus Clinic at St Thomas' Hospital, London.

It is the centre of excellence and sees people from all over the UK. If you live a long distance, there is the facility to stay overnight at The Simon, for free, on the NHS. You can ask about this when you are offered an appointment.

Dr D'Cruz was taught by Prof Graham Hughes, who has probably taught every lupus specialist in the UK. He is at the London Bridge Hospital, which is unfortunately private,so unless you have private insurance, it will cost you. Additionally,he is so renowned internationally,I believe getting an appointment is difficult. However, Dr D'Cruz is also at the London Bridge Hospital and case conferences take place.

If you need to talk, then please contact me: roz [at] [lupus-support] [dot] [org] [dot] [uk] or join the LuPUS MB, where there is far more information. I will post below!

Please let me know how you get on.

With good wishes,

Ros

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LUpus Patients Understanding & Support (LUPUS).

We also have another website called the LuPUS Message Board where you can also post questions and talk to other people. Registration is FREE and we offer free information and free online psychological support. We specialise in psychological support with our own counsellor/psychotherapist available.

By becoming a Member, you will have access to the private forums and because they are private, only Members have access and even bots and search engines are forbidden.

When you register, please use the following format for entering your date of birth: nn-nn-nnnn where n=number. Please use the "-" separator and not "/".

Finally, please go to: lupus-support.org/LuPUSMB and Sign Up.

I look forward to talking with you more!

Sometimes we need to talk to people who understand and who are not family or friends.

With good wishes!

Ros

Disclaimer: No attempt is made to diagnose or to make any medical judgement. You are advised to seek the advice from your own physician. LUpus Patients Understanding & Support (LUPUS) is not a substitute for your own doctor.

Thank you so much For what a wealth of information I will as the go re a federal I have private health so will see if I can get into see the good doctor in London . I will keep in touch 😀

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Please do.

May I ask how you're keeping? Hope all is well.

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lupus-support1Administrator in reply to SouthernButterfly

How are you?

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