questions about tests??? Please help!

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   Posted 5/27/2010 12:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys! I go back to the rheumy tomorrow for all the test results. I'm nervous. I wanted to see if you guys could give me some input on what some of the tests are and if this rheumy seems like he knows what he's doing (esp since I have to drive 4 and 1/2 hours to see him).
Got a bill from rheumy that states what tests he ran:
RA screening
Free T4
Chem 14 panel ?
Auto CBC
Sed rate
AntiDNA Double strand
Anti ENA ?
Anti-CCP ?
Hep C antibody
I put a ? next to the ones that I do not know what they are.
Please let me know what ya think...
Jessica, diagnosis: unsure

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   Posted 5/27/2010 12:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Chem 14= CMP. The other 2 still not sure about??
Jessica, diagnosis: unsure

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   Posted 5/27/2010 12:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Jessica, good luck tomorrow. and ask all the questions you can think of and write things down or you will probably foget.
check out this link it has pretty much everything you want to know . check out the right side of the page. It's pretty self explainitory.

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   Posted 5/27/2010 1:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you, Okie! That website is really helpful. Bookmarked that one! So far it seems like he knows what to do (at least as far as diagnosis goes). Are you feeling better? I've been having pain just under the right side of my rib cage too. The rheumy said my liver was enlarged, but I also found out I have a UTI (without any typical UTI symptoms). So I'm not sure what's causing the pain. Mine is like an ache with an ocassional stabbing pain. Weird. I hope you feel better soon.
Jessica, diagnosis: unsure

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