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Brandi Jo
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   Posted 12/4/2015 11:00 AM (GMT -6)   
I am currently going through blood testing and one of the test that came back abnormal was Aldolase. I have researched and all I can find is the reason for elevated Aldolase. Mine is actually low. Does anyone know what this means? It was one of the tests my rheumatologist ordered when checking for Lupus.

Butterflake
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   Posted 12/4/2015 5:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to our Lupus forum Brandi Jo. I have a BS in Medical Technology (lab) so here's the answer: aldolase is an enzyme present in skeletal and cardiac muscles and is used to monitor muscular dystrophy, dermatomyositis, and trichinosis. All these give high aldolase levels. In the late stages of muscular dystrophy the aldolase may return to normal or below normal. I am just assuming you have not had muscular dystrophy for years. If it were me (as a Med Tech) I'd let this one go. Love, Butterflake
SLE '05, Sjogrens, fibro, Raynaud's, major depressive disorder, CNS problems, GERD, angina, 1st stage kidney disease. Many meds: better living through chemistry

Brandi Jo
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   Posted 12/4/2015 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much. I figured it wasn't serious, but I'm glad to know from a professional!

Butterflake
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   Posted 12/7/2015 6:25 PM (GMT -6)   
You're welcome!
SLE '05, Sjogrens, fibro, Raynaud's, major depressive disorder, CNS problems, GERD, angina, 1st stage kidney disease. Many meds: better living through chemistry
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