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Old 10-10-2012, 08:34 AM   #4
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Re: confused...Lyme or autoimmune of both?

The Dilute Russell's viper venom time actually is used for the detection of lupus anticoagulant, used in diagnostics for antiphospholipid syndrome and not lupus, despite the name. Other tests are then usually performed if this is suspected. It is not diagnosed on the basis of lab results alone, there must be symptoms present as well. Many people with lupus have APS but it is a stand alone syndrome. I hope that helps some.