Will Steroid injection interfere with Lupus Testing??

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   Posted 3/22/2010 6:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm scheduled to have bloodwork done for a variety of viruses and autoimmune disorders (including ANA, C-reactive protein, Anti DNA, etc.).   I had a steroid shot today for severe allergies and realized that some of these disorders are treated with steroids so I'm concerned it may interfere with the bloodwork tomorrow.  I plan on telling the nurse, but (because so many of you have been through so much testing and deal with this on a daily basis) do any of you know if this could cause a problem with interfering with the testing?
Thanks so much!

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   Posted 3/26/2010 2:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Pennstate, Sorry no one got back to you. blush  just saw your post. But it's a good one to find out about. I know you already had your test and was wondering if you got he results yet.
I don't think it would have a large effect on you since it was one shot the day before. I wouldn't want to bet money on it though. It's good you told the nurse you might want to make sure to discuss it with your dr.
please let us know how they turned out.
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   Posted 4/22/2010 10:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh. Wow. This is an older thread...you can probably tell me the answer yourself by now-hehe.
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