Hello, I am new here and trying to get answers. I recently had blood taken for 3 diff tests. one said Ra factor test..one said sed rate test, and one an ANA test. Ok so I get the results and a copy of it as well...it said next to the ANA test - negative. I was happy seeing this might not be lupus. The ra factor test was high..it was a 68.6 when normal range being 0-12. The sed rate test was a 20 with normal range being a 0-20. The doc says I have RA..so he sends me to a rheumatologist. he takes lotsa blood and i get a call today saying. my LUPUS SLE test was postive along with again my RA factor..what does this mean and why just a few weeks ago my ana test was neg? is there some kind of lupus sle test that is done that is more accurate in seeing if you have it or not other than the ana? please help i am scared to death!! I also am a type 2 diebetic 43 years old.