Re: Newly Diagnosed (Maybe?)
Welcome to the boards. I want to refer you to the top of this board where you will find "sticky" posts that deal with Lupus diagnosis, labs, treatments. I am sure you will find a lot of useful information. I am glad that you have been referred to the Rheumatologist as they are very knowledgeable in our treatment. There are several criteria to diagnose Lupus as you will see in the reading of the posts I suggested. Seeing that you have a family history and a positive ANA, I can see why you got the referral. But please read as you will see that one does not have to have a group of set values to have a Lupus diagnosis, but rather a combination of some of the criteria. The info will also familiarize one with the different tests, types of Lupus and treatments.