How to Test for Lupus
Ava Meena
Ava Meena
October 29, 2018
A lupus diagnosis is made by a clinical evaluation in combination with lab tests. If you believe you have lupus, here's how to test for lupus.

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Lupus and the Immune System

Understanding How Lupus Affects the Immune System

Between 30 and 50 percent of lupus patients will experience infection-related complications. Learn more about lupus and the immune system.
3.2k found this helpful by Ava Meena on January 5, 2018
Lupus and Hearing Loss

How Lupus Can Cause Hearing Issues

The ear is a fragile, complex system of parts that can be vulnerable to autoimmune diseases like lupus. Learn about lupus and hearing loss and how to cope.
933 found this helpful by Elena Anciro on April 27, 2017
Lupus Complications

Lupus Complications and Comorbidities

If you have lupus, being diagnosed with another health condition may be inevitable. Here are some possible lupus complications and how to cope.
1.3k found this helpful by Krystina Ostermeyer on April 13, 2017
Pleurisy and Lupus

When Lupus Affects Your Lungs

Pain from pleurisy is found in 40 to 60 percent of people with lupus. Understand more about pleurisy and lupus to take control and get proper treatment.
658 found this helpful by Barbara Leech on January 11, 2017
Lupus and Fluorescent Lights

Tips for Managing Photosensitivity to Fluorescent Lighting

In the modern world, unnatural light surrounds us 24 hours a day. Learn about lupus and fluorescent lights and how to protect yourself.
1.1k found this helpful by Elena Anciro on October 25, 2016
Lupus and Pregnancy

The Risks of Lupus and Pregnancy

Lupus and pregnancy can be a rollercoaster ride of emotions. Barbara Leech, now a mom of four, shares her experiences throughout her pregnancies.
1.1k found this helpful by Barbara Leech on June 7, 2016
The Link Between Lupus and Kidneys

Lupus and Kidney Complications

It is estimated that about 50 percent of those diagnosed with lupus develop kidney problems. Learn more about your lupus and kidneys here.
1.6k found this helpful by Melissa DeCapua on April 11, 2016
The Mental Impact of Gaining Weight With Lupus

The Mental Impact of Gaining Weight With Lupus

There are lots of reasons people with lupus or similar disorders gain weight during a flare. Here's how to control it.
736 found this helpful by Anna Scanlon on June 17, 2015
Lupus and Blood Clots: Managing the Risk

Managing the Risk of Lupus and Blood Clots

Do you know your risk for blood clots? Lupus and blood clots can go hand-in-hand, so be sure to take steps to decrease your risk.
261 found this helpful by Anna Scanlon on June 9, 2015
Lupus and Osteoporosis

Is There a Link Between Lupus and Osteoporosis?

Lupus and osteoporosis go hand-in-hand. Since women already experience osteoporosis at a higher rate than men, it is important for us to prevent it.
358 found this helpful by Anna Scanlon on April 2, 2015