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Recommended autoantibody tests

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by Kenny Banya, May 2, 2017.

  1. Kenny Banya

    Kenny Banya Senior Member

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    Can someone advise or direct me to which autoantibodies I should be getting a clinical lab to test for?
     
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  2. jpcv

    jpcv Senior Member

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    I thonk @Jonathan Edwards is the right person to answer this question... autoantibodies might show that you have some kind of autoimune response, but you don´t need them to diagnose ME and I think that there are no treatments based on what kind of autoantibodies you have.
    Maybe they can help in ruling out other diseases if you have some atypical clinical features.
    I have a ANA 1;160 but this information doesn´t help much.
     
  3. Kenny Banya

    Kenny Banya Senior Member

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    Thats the thing I'm wondering, since I only 'scrape in' on ME diagnosis (4 criteria 'met') but I don't seem to have anywhere near the supplementary issues that many others have.
    I think I am atypical ME, so to speak.
    The biggest issue I have is the symptom of post-exertional malaise - how can you identify PEM, if you're tired all the time anyway!!!!!
     
  4. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem All Good Things Must Come to an End

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    ME can be an "I don't know what it is, so I'll just call it ME" diagnosis. Make them do a through check for other possibilities. And no, I don't know what all tests that requires.
     

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