The neutrophil, lymphocyte and monocyte counts are also called "inflammation markers" and are generally a much more accurate marker of active disease than ANA. ANA doesn't really rise and fall in line with disease activity....
And for some reason even after all this time I've never had a rheumy that tracked SED rate!!
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2002DIAGNOSING LUPUS & HW's LUPUS 101
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