A new blood test that researchers in Pittsburgh developed to help doctors better diagnose lupus now is available for everyday use.
Drs. Joseph Ahearn and Susan Manzi of West Penn Allegheny Health System began working on the test about a decade ago at the University of Pittsburgh, said Jennifer Davis, a system spokeswoman.
"...Up until now, there really was no specific blood test for lupus, which led to it being grossly misdiagnosed," Ahearn said. "This test is far superior and will result in more accurate diagnosis." The test is now available for use to patients and doctors nationwide.
Three cheers for the new blood test. Yippee!!!