Need help PLEASE with labwork "definitions"

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by tracii, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. tracii

    tracii New Member

    I finally got in with a Rheumy who has ordered blood tests.

    Can anyone tell me what each test is for? Here's the list (right off of the Lab Request:

    Anti-DNA (native, double-stranded; NOT single-stranded
    C3 C4
    CBC with DIFF
    Comprehensive metabolic panel
    ENA (anti-extractable nuclear antigens)
    Hepatitis panel
    IgA IgG IgM
    Urinalysis without micro
    Vitamin D level (25 hydroxyvitamin D)

    Any other info regarding these tests would be so helpful.

    Thanks so much!
  2. Musica

    Musica New Member

    I'm glad your rheumy ordered a lot of blood tests, they help to rule out a lot of conditions. There is a website called (can I say it?) It is a good source of information.

    Do you have any diagnosis yet? Is this the first rheumy you have seen?
  3. ilovecats94

    ilovecats94 New Member

    Go to


  4. tracii

    tracii New Member

    Thank you both! I'll be cruising over to the website very shortly!

    I have been diagnosed with Fibro from another Rheumy. I've also JUST been diagnosed with amenorrhea & osteoporosis. (I have no kids yet.)

    I also have Celiac disease/gluten intolerance.

    Wondering what other wonderful things I could have! Ack!

    I am happy to FINALLY being set on the right track with good doctors though!

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