tia, we have a thread explaining how lupus is diagnosed.
basically it is only diagnosed after all other possabilities have been ruled out.
this is one of the reasons for the 14 vials of blood. too rule out some other possabilities.
it is also the reason for the run around.
the doctors are trying to rule out possabilities, so they can treat your symptoms.
it sometimes appears you are getting nowhere, when you are actually elliminating lots of options.