do you know, I was actually going to say that just beacuse the receptionist said they were fine, it doesn't mean that she was right. I have had them misconstrue results before. Now I just say I had some test done and can I some of the specific results and tell them what they are, write them down and then phone my gp if needed.
Obviously with major issues the gp rings me!
And yes ANA is usually one to two weeks if at a local laboratory so will belonger if has to be sent off.
The inflammatpry markers the one you said were high are the CRP, thats the one with the lower reference of 0-5 and the ESR is the other one wih the reference range of 0-11. These both measure levels of inflammation in the body and actuall how high these go really does depend on the person, that is what I have definately learnt! Some people can have quite a lot of physical symtoms of inflammation and the blood results do not seem to go that high, where as others can have the same physical symtoms and much higher levels. It is not definitive and it needs to be looked at along with clinical signs aswell.
These level are raised but most doctor would not say worryingly so, more like they would be consistant if you have joint pains and other symtoms.
So this is definately a sign of something but not neccessarily lupus, don't forget that some people like myself who really thought I would be heading for a lupus diagnoses if the blood work came through. Actually ended up with a diagnosis of MCTD, which I did actually think was a possibility too after loads of research and looking into all my signs and symptoms. I would definately try to keep an open mind untill the results come back.
In lupus what they say it that the CRP is borderline or not raised and the ESR is more likely go up with inflammation but this is ceratinly not definative either as again everyone is different and therefore the effects of the diseases differ depending on the individual.
Good Luck with everything I really hope you won't be waiting for too long for your results, it seems like it take for ever!! And your on the edge of your seat the whole time.