Hi, I'm new here and I have a quick question - I have suffered with fibromyalgia, hypothyroidism, COPD/Asthma, Vitamin deficiencies and various other things for years now and I have suspected for a long time that I might have LUPUS due to my symptoms and ESR, CRP, APTT and other blood tests. After begging previous GP's with no success to undergo a LUPUS test I recently asked my new GP to test me, he did a Lupus anticoag screening test and on the blood test form it says: DILUT RUSSELL VIPER VEN RATIO 1.25 reference range is below 1.20 so I was told that the result is borderline and the test has to be repeated in 12 weeks. I was on prednisolone at the time and I know that it affects blood tests so my question is: If I hadn't been on prednisolone would I still have tested borderline or would I have got a more definitive answer? Hope you guys know what I mean I'm having trouble putting what I want to say into words. Thanks a lot and have a good day!
Content on HealthUnlocked does not replace the relationship between you and doctors or other healthcare professionals nor the advice you receive from them.