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    Old 06-14-2016, 01:08 PM   #1
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    I just got my lab results but I don't see the rhuematologist until another month. Can anyone let me know what these results mean/indicate. I had a biopsy in 12/2015 and was dx with DLE. i also have previous results to compare.

    3/2016
    RNP 0.4
    Smith Antibodies <0.2
    Anti-DNA 1
    ANA Direct Negative
    WBC 3.5
    RBC 4.24
    Hemoglobin 12.1
    Hematocrit 37.7
    MCV 89
    MCH 28.5
    MCHC 32.1
    RDW 15.2
    Platelets 367
    Neutrophils absolute 1.3
    Lymphocytes absolute 1.7
    Monocytes absolute 0.2
    Neutrophils percent 38
    Lymphocytes percent 48
    Monocytes percent 5

    6/2016
    WBC 3.2
    RBC 4.26
    Hemoglobin 12.0
    Hematocrit 38.4
    MCV 90.3
    MCH 28.1
    MCHC 31.1
    RDW 14.0
    Platelets 362
    Neutrophils absolute 1.3
    Lymphocytes absolute 1.6
    Monocytes absolute 0.2
    Neutrophils percent 42.1
    Lymphocytes percent 51.3
    Monocytes percent 6.6
    MPV 8.1

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    Old 08-01-2016, 07:14 PM   #2
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    Khya, I'm so sorry to be this slow (out of town, then computer chaos when I was "migrated" to a different e-mail server). By now, you've probably already seen the rheum? I'm guessing you were asking about your labs because you're worried about progressing from a dx of DLE to SLE? From what I've read, only a VERY small percent of people initially dx'ed with DLE progress to SLE. But being monitored by a rheumatologist is the safest route to go, so I'm glad that's happening for you.

    The labs you sent didn't resonate with me because there were no reference ranges. But I did notice that in March, antibody tests were run (ANA, anti-ds-DNA, RNP, and Smith), but that these weren't repeated in June. Not sure what that omission means... Possibly that March results were negative & thus those tests weren't repeated in June? But rather than assume anything about what wasn't rerun & why---I'd just ask point-blank!

    If you've seen the rheum by now, what did you learn? I hope only good things and that nothing has shifted for the worse. Please drop us an update. Until then, thinking of you and sending warm wishes, Vee

     
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