Experiencing symptoms of Lupus or another autoimmune disease? You may be curious how to get an accurate diagnosis and begin the journey to better health.
In order to receive an accurate diagnosis, your physician may complete a medical history, physical exam, obtain a skin or kidney biopsy (depending on your symptoms), and order blood tests.
In the past, studies have shown the average time it took to receive a Lupus diagnosis was between two to six years! In a recent LupusChick study of 215 patients, 50 percent stated it took them more than 24 months to achieve an accurate diagnosis. Not only is this waiting period frustrating for patients, disease activity might be causing damage to the body.
Now there is an simpler and quicker way…with Avise® CTD.
Avise® CTD is a comprehensive autoimmune connective tissue disease diagnostic test that incorporates unique Lupus biomarkers (EC4d and BC4d) to help physicians diagnose conditions like:
- Lupus (SLE),
- rheumatoid arthritis,
- and autoimmune thyroid disease.
Avise CTD has also proven to be useful in helping physicians differentiate Lupus patients verses positive ANA fibromyalgia patients with similar symptoms to help guide appropriate treatment.
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How does the Avise CTD testing system determine if someone is positive for connective tissue disease? Watch the video below to find out!