sorry that you have not been around for awhile, but soooo happy that you found a rheumy...i agree, the trip will be worth it.
i am certainly not the expert on the various tests and what the results mean. i rheumy runs them, but we don't really discuss too much because there is so much variance in the reports.
i am sure others will be around to help....also, there is some good information on the lupus foundation website. also, go to
this is a report with specific blood tests and what it measures.