I'm having lab work and read here that exposure to sun before would be good to quicker identify with an ana test.
Can someone elaborate. I was going to take the test tonight or tomorrow. i'm working all day--but can go out in the sun--for how long? will it show more if I'm in the sun today and wait til tomorrow to do the test? or does it matter?
i was in the sun a few days ago at the beach and got a rash...s i dont want to be in too much...too long...but i really want to know if this is lupus.. have a few of the sympoms--butterfly rash in face, raised rash after sun, anemia, fatigue etc.
Sorry that this is maybe getting to you too late. I know sun exposure really helped me get a dx. I spent time in the sun just prior to the dr. appt. I spent about 20 min. out on a HOT July day. Then it was an hour or two before the lab was actually drawn. My ANA was 1:2,560.
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