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I’m New Here My ANA Reflex Came Back And My Result Are Homogeneous Pattern. What’s Next?

I’m New Here My ANA Reflex Came Back And My Result Are Homogeneous Pattern. What’s Next?

I’m new here my ANA reflex came back and my result are Homogeneous Pattern 1:640. What’s next my doctor is sending me to a Rheumatologist, what to expect next?

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Welcome Kaitlyn... 💞🤗🌺
First thing don't panic.
Your first visit to Rheumatologist is just fact finding. Write all your questions down ahead of time so you won't forget.
Write a good history with symptoms, take blood work results with you.., x-rays etc.
Don't be surprised if they do a completely new set of blood work.
After all tests are back then they will call you back to discuss results..diagnosis,treatment plans.
It's confusing 1st visit so write everything in advance.
Big hug🥰💞🤗🌺 Josey 🌹

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

They put me on 80mg of prednisone until I can see the Rheumatologist is that bad? Been a week so far.

edited, originally posted almost 2 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Hi Kaitlyn! Probably more labs from rheumatologist and a clinical exam. Positive ANA is not sufficient to diagnose an illness, so more info is needed.

posted almost 2 years ago
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