scampie5

blood tests

11 posts in this topic

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

 

Warm hugs,


Jeannie McClelland

(Retired) ISN Director of Support Services

(Retired) ISN Sclero Forums Manager

(Retired) ISN Blog Manager

(Retired) ISN Assistant News Guide

(Retired) ISN Artist

International Scleroderma Network

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

 

Warmest hugs (and you can have my crystal ball if you like lawn bowling),


Jeannie McClelland

(Retired) ISN Director of Support Services

(Retired) ISN Sclero Forums Manager

(Retired) ISN Blog Manager

(Retired) ISN Assistant News Guide

(Retired) ISN Artist

International Scleroderma Network

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

 

Hugs,


Jeannie McClelland

(Retired) ISN Director of Support Services

(Retired) ISN Sclero Forums Manager

(Retired) ISN Blog Manager

(Retired) ISN Assistant News Guide

(Retired) ISN Artist

International Scleroderma Network

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

 

Carole

BEING SO CHEERFUL KEEPS ME GOING

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey Lyndylou!

 

How is your friend doing?

 

Was the ANA or any of the DSDNA positive?

 

Hope you and her are well:)

 

Kathy


Diffuse Scleroderma Diagnosed March 2009

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Any news on your friend Lyndylou?


Diffuse Scleroderma Diagnosed March 2009

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now