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leecat41 posted:
Ok, been going to the rheumy for a while now. but I've seen different posts on here about levels of things when getting tested. Everyone seems to know a lot about the blood work they get done but I don't feel like I know anything. I go and they take it and run tests but my rheumy just says "take this, and we'll try that" but never really explains anything so I kind of feel like a dummy. Can anyone explain what some of these things are?
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lisaisweavebee responded:
Hi,

First, you should always request copies of lab results whenever you have blood work done. That way, you have good records for when you see other physicians and also so you will know what tests have been run. I use a site called lab tests online www.labtestsonline.org to look up tests. It's a great site that explains why a test is being run, what the results mean and so on.

Hope that helps!

Lisa


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