Thanks Rosie----I listed the normal range for the RA, and of course anything over 1:40 for the ANA titer is elevated. Her ANA was "homogenous" if that helps narrow anything down.
Both of the Nuclear Ab patterns - anti SSA and anti SSB are elevated (< 1.0 is the norm for both). The ESR is elevated according to the method that was performed.
All of the other Ab tests I listed (Smith through Double Stranded DNA) are within the normal limits---I just listed them in case someone knew how to use them to further rule out something else. :)
She has been referred to a rheumatologist, but even here in the Atlanta area, where you'd think there would be plenty of rheumatologists, she had to wait several weeks to get in.
I will let you know what the doctor comes up with though. I wish the tests for "auto-immune" diseases were more definitive, but it's all a bit muddy.
I've had Hashimoto's for a number of years, and it took doctors quite a while to figure out I had it.
I have two sisters with Celiac disease and one of those has lupus also. I've recently had the DNA tests done for celiac and they were negative. PTL!
Thanks again for your help!