Okay so what are the doctors looking for to be abnormal on blood test? My blood work has a high ESR rate, high c reactive protein, ana positive, high monocytes, High platelets, it also says they are large, high AST, high ALT, low bun/creatine, and my D Dimer is high as well. Idk what they are looking for to diagnose me but i think i have everything that they need to start me on meds so that hopefully i can manage this pericarditis better.
It sounds like you have enough with your organ involvement. I had a positive ANA and anti-Ds DNA, but the lab neglected to do a titer so I never even had one of those done. My C3 C4 have always been normal. My ESR and CRP were also elevated like yours. My rheumy told me that the labs are LESS important when organs are involved.
So for me my doctor thought I had it like 2 years ago but tested my Ana and it was normal. Symptoms continued and got worse and just got tested again and my Ana was high so they did further testing and found I had low c3 / c4 that with my symptoms got a diagnosis of mild lupus . Than they started to see something in my blood that indicates inflammation so all of those thing high Ana, low c3 and c4 and inflammation
Seek help it’s not good to be a complicated patient like my Dr said but that’s exactly what Lupus is complicated !! ❤️ Hugs
I would not let this go on any longer! You need to speak with your dr or go to ER
@A MyLupusTeam Member u would think that the organ involvement would be enough but unfortunately for them its not, they rely strictly on blood work. I honestly think that they just dont know the full details about the disease because many people that i know that live here had to go just about to other states to be diagnosed. NC is not up to date with info if you ask me.
@LenaB I asked them about this test and they acted as if they didnt know what i was talking about or that i didnt need it based on their own observations or whatever. Im really done with these rheumatologist im going to ask my pcp to refer me to another one tomorrow.