Lupus is a medical, condition that affects one or more of your internal organs. Unfortunately, there is no known cause for lupus. The best way to diagnose lupus in by test that are run in laboratories. There are three types of lupus and there are many test that can diagnose all these lupus types.

The first ever test for diagnosing lupus was called lupus erythematosus. This lupus test is a cell test. It has to be repeated many time for it to give a positive lupus. After more than one testing, a percentage of almost ninety people can be diagnosed with lupus. But not any kind of lupus, but the systemic type of lupus. However, this test is not specific for this lupus type. This particular test can also be positive in people that suffer from arthritis, not lupus. People that have rheumatic problems can also test positive in this lupus test, although they do not suffer from lupus. Another test that is used to dignose lupus is called immnuoflourescent antibody. Unlike the first test, this one is more used in lupus cases and it also give better results in diagnosing lupus. If you have systemic lupus and take this lupus test, it will turn out positive. Actually, this particular lupus test is the most accurate test for diagnosing lupus that exists today. If you take this test and it comes out negative, then it is very likely that you do not suffer from systemic lupus.

However, if this lupus test comes out positive, you will not be diagnosed with lupus right away. What this test shows is titer, that is characteristic for lupus. However, if this particular lupus test comes positive, you may have other problems, not necessarily lupus. To actually be diagnosed with lupus, besides this lupus test that you have to take, you must also have symptoms that can indicate this condition, lupus. If the test comes out positive and you also have some lupus symptoms, then doctors will diagnose you with lupus right away and no more tests need to be taken. If you only have one or two lupus symptoms and the test for lupus comes positive, the diagnose is still uncertain. You will probably have do some more tests in order to be diagnosed with lupus. Doctors also use biopsy’ s of the rash on your skin to diagnose lupus.

For more resources about lupus rash please review this http://www.lupus-guide.com/ or even http://www.lupus-guide.com/symptoms-of-lupus.htm


4 thoughts on “What Is A Lupus Anticoagulant Test

  1. Anonymous

    False positive drug test?
    Ok I needed some good educated answers here. I was taking sudafed the regular kind not the new sudafed pe but the kind you have to get behind the counter you know with the pseudoephedrine in it back in March. I was admitted to the hospital because I had 2 mini strokes aka T.I.A.’s. My drug screen came up positive for amphetimines and no one believes me that all I was taking was sudafed. I’ve looked it up on many sites and about 80% of them say yes sudafed can cause a false positive in a urine drug screen which is what they did. Pseudoephedrine is the main ingredient meth makers use to make meth so I don’t see why it wouldn’t show up positive. Since That march I have had 1 more mini stroke and 1 major stroke and tested clean for amphetamines shouldn’t everyone believe me now? My blood tests are showing positive for Lupus Anticoagulant also. They call this Anti Phosholipid Syndrome or APS. I’m just really struggling with this because my wife will not let me live it down! I hate tweekers, never have been one and never will be one. Can someone do some research into this and give me links saying sudafed can give false positives. Thanks.

    1. Miss Dubstep

      In urine tests, pseudoephedrine CAN trigger a false positive in a drug test. There is a list of false positives for amphetamines listed on Erowid.

  2. Anonymous

    What is Circulating anticoagulant disorder ?
    hey ! i’ve been diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus almost three years ago. My doctor has now told me that i tested positive for Circulating anticoagulant disorder as well, but although she kind of explained to me what it was, i was wondering if i could get a better explanation ? thank you so much !

    1. Anonymous

      Ashley,
      Circulating anticoagulants are usually autoantibodies that neutralize specific clotting factors in vivo or inhibit protein-bound phospholipid in vitro. Occasionally, the latter type of autoantibody causes bleeding in vivo by binding prothrombin. Lupus anticoagulants are circulating anticoagulants that inhibit the conversion of prothrombin to thrombin; it paradoxically increases the risk of thromboembolism and is, as you have discovered, seen in some cases of systemic lupus erythematosus. Persons with these antibodies may have an abnormally high risk of blood clotting. No treatment is required if you do not have symptoms. If you develop blood clots, your doctor may prescribe blood thinners (heparin followed by warfarin). Higher than usual doses of warfarin may be needed.

      ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. – MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED.

      It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms.

      The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.

      Hope this helps
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