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#1 scampie5

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 01:32 AM

Hi every one can any one tell me what these blood test are for
crp,ue,lst,fbc,ecr,esr,ena,
ana,dsdna, many thanks Lynn

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 02:15 AM

Hi, Lynn,

Don't you just love being faced with a list like that? (I just knew buying a new medical cyclopedia was a good investment! :) ) Hope this helps.

CRP - C-Reactive Protein
ESR – Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
UE - Urinary Electolytes
FBC - Full Blood Count
ENA - Extractable Nuclear Antigens
ANA - Anti-Nuclear Antibody
DSDNA - Double-Stranded DNA
LST - Latex Slide Test

They are often used to help diagnose rheumatological disorders and/or may offer some insight to disease activity.

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#3 scampie5

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 02:21 AM

Hi Jeannie so are they looking for Lupus, or Scleroderma thanks Lynn

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 02:26 AM

Hi Lynn,

It's hard to say. I thought that dictionary might come with a good crystal ball, but it fogged up the minute I asked it the first question. :lol:

My guess, and I wouldn't want to bet a bus ticket on it, is that they are just generally scouting for something autoimmune. You know they like to have some kind of lab work correlation for what they observe clinically.

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 02:33 AM

Hi,

Many thanks for that. My friend is having tests done and it came up in the sclero and lupus area my friend mentioned sclero and she was surprised that she knew about it. Anyway she saw rheumatologist today and he has put her on predisalone and has got to have the tests mentioned done before she goes back in August. She said to him her doctor was worried about a certain area that came up and was he looking for some thing specific? He said was but wouldn't say what until they see how the medicine works and what bloods show up this time. Last time inflammation in her body was really high so its a waiting game. She is my best friend and has seen me through my sclero problems. Her hands are deformed and she has had them x-rayed today. Anyway, many thanks.

Lynn

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 04:28 AM

Hi Lynn,

I'm really sorry your friend is having problems. You'll be a great comfort to her, having gone through the 'what is it' game and so on yourself. I'll keep you both in my thoughts and send best wishes your way.

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 05:14 AM

How interesting - I often wondered what all those abbreviations meant. :unsure:

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 01:03 AM

Then you will be happy to know that Jeannie has been working on an Abbreviation Glossary which will be ready soon.
Warm wishes,
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Posted 18 June 2009 - 06:49 AM

Thanks for the heads up, Jefa.

...and Jeannie...thank you for the work you are doing on the abbreviation glossary!

It's going to help us even more!

I'm really excited about this! :rolleyes:
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Posted 18 June 2009 - 11:56 AM

Hey Lyndylou!

How is your friend doing?

Was the ANA or any of the DSDNA positive?

Hope you and her are well:)

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 04:54 AM

Any news on your friend Lyndylou?
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