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Old 01-26-2013, 12:16 AM   #6
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Re: Unknown autoimmune, nonspecific symptoms? help please!

Sed rate is usually abbreviated "ESR" on your labs. It's a marker for inflammation. It's not specific to a single condition, meaning can elevate in a number of conditions.

Autoantibodies can rise & fall---including the very general ANA test---so timing of bloodwork can matter. In fact, many people have AI tests done repeatedly before getting useful findings. Also, if some condition is present but is mild, that can prolong the test phase.

Let us know how you're doing & how your upcoming tests turn out.
Good luck! Vee

 
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