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When to do immune testing?

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

  1. bspg

    bspg Plant Queen

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    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

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    These probably don't matter when you do them.

    These might matter when you do them.
     
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