Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) (cont.)
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Exams and Tests
Lupus can be hard to recognize, and it sometimes takes weeks to years to diagnose. Lupus affects different people in different ways. And it can take time for symptoms to develop.
Diagnosis and disease monitoring
If you have symptoms of lupus and you have a positive antinuclear antibody (ANA) test result, further testing may not be needed.
If your doctor feels that further testing is needed, you may have one or more of the following tests:
Checking for possible organ damage
As part of ongoing treatment for lupus, you may have a:
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