My numbers in my first reply were completely off
. That is what I get for trying to actually REMEMBER anything anymore! <grin>
Not sure which Reagent strips your kidney doc is using but the ones mine prescribed for me to check myself are from Siemens and called Albustix.
Here is the color range for reference:
1+ = between 30 - 100 mg/dL
2+ = between 100 - 300 mg/dL
3+ = between 300 - 2000 mg/dL
4+ = over 2000 mg/dL
I was at a 3+ when diagnosed and was around a 1000 mg/dL when they did the more accurate testing at the lab (the pee strips are not very accurate for actual testing but give an idea if more testing is needed).
So to the original poster - if you are at 100 then I guess that could be "keep an eye on it". What I have found about
nephrologists thus far is they dont understand Lupus and how fast something can change. So IMO follow up with your Rheumy too when you get a chance. After my Cytoxan treatments my nephrologist pronounced me "cured" of the nephritis because in a non-lupus patient I would have been. But getting lupus out of the kidneys once doesn't mean it wont go back. So I work with my Rheumy now and not my nephrologist when it comes to the treatment.