Autoimmune Whether It Can Be Shown From The Results Of A Complete Hematology Blood Check?
If the complete haematological results are all normal … does that indicate we don’t have autoimmune disease? Thank you
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Complete hematological examination only checks for hemoglobin, leukocytes, platelets, erythrocytes, hematocrit, erythrocyte index (MCV, MCH, MCHC), blood sedimentation rate (LED), and leukocyte count. These tests are not used to confirm the presence or absence of certain autoimmune diseases. There are various types of autoimmune diseases themselves, some that can affect a person's hematology (for example, it can cause anemia, thrombocytopenia, leukopenia, etc.), some do not affect hematology at all. Each type of autoimmune disease also has its own diagnostic criteria, but autoimmune diseases that affect a person's hematology can not be fully diagnosed from the results of a complete hematological examination (for example, SLE / lupus). Therefore, a complete normal hematological examination does not always ensure that the person does not have certain autoimmune diseases.
You should bring the results of the examination back to the doctor who suggested an examination for further evaluation.
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