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Sclero Blood Work

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#1 Margaret


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Posted 10 August 2007 - 04:53 AM

Hi Everyone,

I hope this is allowed to go through. I found it researching Anti-RNA Polymerase 1/111 for Gareth. Last night I found out that his has jumped from 26 to 87 and his doctor and I don't know what that means. I sent her the reference lab info and, hopefully, she will contact the lab and get more information.....like, does 20-30 mean little chance of renal crisis and does 80-100 mean we REALLY need to monitor him closely? But.....this caught my eye because so many times people are asking what blood work they need done for a sclero diagnosis. This lab only does autoimmune blood work diagnosis. I think it would be a great addition to the Sclero site.

Take care, Everyone.

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 05:22 AM

I don't know what the increase in Garath's bloodwork means. Hopefully your doctor will find out and provide some good information. Please share when you hear anything. The link you provided is already part of the ISN website. You can find it on the Antibodies page. It's a great site. Your specific link take you directly to the scleroderma panel. There is also a myositis panel for those who share that wonderful CTD. Thanks for bringing this site to the forefront.

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