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How is lupus diagnosed?

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There's no single test that shows you have lupus. Your doctor will do a physical exam and may ask you to get some blood and urine tests that give clues about your condition. Your doctor may also suggest you get a chest X-ray to look for fluid or inflammation in your lungs or an echocardiogram to see if you have problems with your heart.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Psoriatic arthritis: Causes," "Psoriatic arthritis: Symptoms," "Lupus: Definition," "Lupus Tests and Diagnosis."

Lupus Foundation of America: "How is lupus diagnosed?"

Lupus Research Alliance: "Lupus Diagnosis."

Arthritis Foundation: "What is Arthritis?" "Psoriatic Arthritis Symptoms," "Psoriatic Arthritis Diagnosis."

American College of Rheumatology: "Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA)."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 28, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Psoriatic arthritis: Causes," "Psoriatic arthritis: Symptoms," "Lupus: Definition," "Lupus Tests and Diagnosis."

Lupus Foundation of America: "How is lupus diagnosed?"

Lupus Research Alliance: "Lupus Diagnosis."

Arthritis Foundation: "What is Arthritis?" "Psoriatic Arthritis Symptoms," "Psoriatic Arthritis Diagnosis."

American College of Rheumatology: "Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA)."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 28, 2018

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