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Old 03-17-2010, 11:51 AM   #1
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weak immune system

How are you tested for a weak immune system through blood work? I had an ANA test done and not sure if anything else needs to be looked at. I ordered/paid for it online so I'm doing it myself and not seeing a doctor. I have had quite a few positive ANA's before (1:320 homogenous), but I don't think I had antigens to Lupus however. Was told I had an auto-immune dysfunction and chronic fatigue syndrome and that would make me sick the rest of my life, I am trying to find out if my immune system is weakened right now because I keep getting repeated infections making me sick sick. I had one negative ANA and this testing was dismissed from another doctor because of, and I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. My rhemy said I had early stages of Lupus but my current dr said it's Fibro. I don't go to the rhemy anymore or the person who diagnosed the CFS. But I don't care of looking at a particular disease, I want to find out exactly how my immune system is functioning? Can you do that?

 
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Old 03-19-2010, 04:22 PM   #2
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Re: weak immune system

My ANA direct came back positive. I believe this test is supposed to be more reliable than the old ANA test. An autoimmune disease will cause chronic fatigue, and I have it so bad, yet I don't think I had tested positive before for any specific antigens. But I can tell my immune system isn't doing all that great. This is the only test I could think of to do, to check my immune system. And I am thinking if I test positive on the old test and this one both, something may be wrong? Or could I be wrong about this?

 
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