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Lupus Fact & Blog of the Day No. 7 – Lupus Sisters and Lupus Tests by Lupus Adventurer Posted Tue 07 May 2013 8:00am The lupus blogger spotlight for today shines on trio of gals with lupus who met each other online, and recently began working together on a new blog project, Lupus Sisters .  Theirs is the story of three friends who are all lupus patients: Missie, Sarah and Jen who found each other on the Internet, and now share with each other their struggles ... Read on »
Diagnosis and Treatment of Lupus Fact #7 – No single test for Lupus! by Lupus Adventurer Posted Mon 07 May 2012 1:33pm Diagnosis and Treatment of Lupus:  There is no single laboratory test that can decide whether a person has lupus. Diagnosing lupus involves analyzing the results of several lab tests, a review of the person’s entire medical history, and the history of close family members.  When I was finally diagnosed with Lupus, I had demonstrated 7 of the ... Read on »
Coping with Lupus: Fact #19 – Common lupus blood disorders – anemia, thrombocytopenia and more by Lupus Adventurer Posted Sat 19 May 2012 2:59pm Coping with Lupus: Blood disorders such as anemia (too few red blood cells) are common in lupus, and can greatly affect the health of lupus patients.  A few blood related (hematological) conditions really matter in lupus.  Blood related issues are usually treated by hematologists, the specialists who know the most about helping patients with ... Read on »
"Borderline Positive for Lupus" – What Does That Mean? by Wick D. Posted Wed 02 Jun 2010 11:22am During a recent interview on Larry King Live on CNN, singer Lady Gaga stated that she tested borderline positive for lupus but that, as of right now, she does not have lupus.  But some have asked us, just what does “borderline positive” mean? No single laboratory test can determine whether a person has lupus. The anti-nuclear antibody (AN ... Read on »
"Borderline Positive for Lupus" – What Does That Mean? by Duane P. Patient Expert Posted Wed 02 Jun 2010 11:14am During a recent interview on Larry King Live on CNN, singer Lady Gaga stated that she tested borderline positive for lupus but that, as of right now, she does not have lupus. But some have asked us, just what does “borderline positive” mean? No single laboratory test can determine whether a person has lupus. The anti-nuclear antibody (ANA) ... Read on »
Defending the lupus diagnosis by Carla U. Patient Expert Posted Mon 13 May 2013 9:19am Hi Carla, I was diagnosed with Lupus 21 years ago. I understood from that rheumatologist that I had tested positive for ANA.  Now I have moved and am seeing a new rheumy.  She ran tests and my ANA was negative, so she now says I don't have lupus.  I had many positive ANA test results over the years. (Unfortunately I tried to get old reco ... Read on »
How Is Lupus Diagnosed? by Carla U. Patient Expert Posted Wed 29 May 2013 9:36am Lupus is diagnosed using a combination of symptoms and lab tests. Your medical history and that of your family's may also be taken into account. There is no one specific "lupus test." Here are some classic symptoms extreme fatigue (tiredness) headaches painful or swollen joints fever anemia (low numbers of red blood cel ... Read on »
Diagnosing Lupus and Lupus Tests by Molly Patient Expert Posted Wed 23 Jan 2013 1:23pm Do you think you may have lupus? If you have shown several of the signs for lupus, you and your physician may now take the next step in determining if it is lupus or another auto-immune disease.  In order to make such a diagnosis, the individual must first show clinical evidence of a multi-symptom disease (i.e., the individual has shown abno ... Read on »
Lupus Research Institute - Making strides! by Sara .. Posted Mon 20 May 2013 8:00am Remember the webinar I did back in January, when I collaborated with The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation in NYC? They were also the Pillbag "Charity of the Month"  for December 2012 and January 2013. As a coalition member of the Lupus Research Institute (LRI), they opted to send the donations, 5 % of every Pillbag sold during those winter months, to the  ... Read on »
Affordable Lab Tests by outofpocket Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 04 May 2009 5:16pm Millions of people every day struggle to contain their health care costs. The National Center for Health Care Statistics reports 43 million people under the age of 65 do not have health insurance. Consumer driven health care has arrived on the scene to try and generate competition within the health care market. Consumers need to be more aware of ... Read on »