Q. My lab results are worrisome and is it mandatory to consult a rheumatologist?

Answered by
Dr. Anshul Varshney
and medically reviewed by Dr.Nithila A
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 18, 2019

Hello doctor,

I am worried about my blood work lab results. My RNP antibodies are at 2.3, speckled pattern 1:80, antinuclear antibodies, IFA is positive. I know I should not be diagnosing myself, but my findings is worrisome. Most of my symptoms match up with what I am seeing. I guess my question is, should I worry all weekend or go ahead and make an appointment with a rheumatologist given the results that I have seen in my labs?



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Based on the details available, it looks that you have lupus. Possibility of mixed connective tissue disorder (MCTD) is also there. You need furthest tests that include Anti-ds DNA, rheumatoid factor. At this point, you should not get worried unnecessarily. Wait for your doctors call.He would call you and post you for further tests. I hope it helps you. If you have any further query, please ask me.

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