Phoenix Rising: The Gift That Keeps on Giving All Year Long
This holiday season Jody Smith turns her eyes to the people of Phoenix Rising and gives thanks for you all ...
Discuss the article on the Forums.

When to do immune testing?

Discussion in 'Diagnostic Guidelines and Laboratory Testing' started by bspg, Jun 30, 2017.

  1. bspg

    bspg Plant Queen

    Messages:
    321
    Likes:
    1,087
    USA
    I've got a lot of blood tests ordered and I'm wondering: is it better to get blood drawn when you're feeling better or worse?

    My symptoms fluctuate a lot and I want to get the clearest picture possible of what's happening with my immune system. Does it matter if I get the labs on a good day or a bad day? Or does it not make any difference?

    The specific labs in question are:
    - Lymphocyte subset panel
    - Immunoglobulins A, M, E
    - IgG subclass panel
    - Creatine kinase
    - Tryptase
    - C-reactive protein

    Thanks for your input. I know it's a weird question but I always wonder if labs would be any different if I was feeling better/worse when they were drawn.
     
  2. halcyon

    halcyon Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,269
    Likes:
    5,312
    These probably don't matter when you do them.

    These might matter when you do them.
     
    mrquasar and bspg like this.

See more popular forum discussions.

Share This Page