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  1. RyeRyeBread

    Blood Tests to Rule Stuff Out - Should I be looking for anything?

    My new Rheumatologist ordered a bunch of bloodwork to rule other things out. These are the tests. Smart science side of PR Forums - Anything here, ME-wise, that might light up like a christmas tree? Or are these pretty much completely unrelated to any ME abnormalities? Thanks in advance 😊...
  2. RyeRyeBread

    Labwork Ordered - What would these tests show, if it is ME?

    I saw a new PCP today, and he gave me a referral to a rheumatologist :thumbsup: In the meantime, he ordered these tests: [ANA w/reflex if positive, C-reactive protein quant, lyme antibody/line blot reflex, sedimentation rate-westergren] If what I'm dealing with is in fact ME, what results can...