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Lupus And Me Understanding your blood test results. This will come in handy, many times.

Things to Avoid If you have lupus or a condition that predisposes you to lupus, such as undifferentiated connective tissue disease (UCTD), there are certain foods and medications that you should avoid. The substances listed below have shown to induce lupus signs and flares and should be avoided by people with lupus or autoimmune diseases suggesting “pre-lupus.”


The ANA Blood Test: "The antinuclear antibody (ANA) test is ordered to help screen for autoimmune disorders and is most often used as one of the tests to diagnose systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Depending on the person's symptoms and the suspected diagnosis, ANA may be ordered along with one or more other autoantibody tests." (from #Lupus and Me FB - click for more)

from Lupus News Today

Blood Test May Help Identify Lupus Patients at Kidney Failure Risk

Blood Profiling May Help Identify Lupus Patients at Risk of Kidney Failure #LupusNewsToday