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Ra Latex Turbid Test
I tested and have a cyclic citrullinated peptide (ccp) ab (igg) >250 units and RA latex Turbid 170.7 IU/mL. And ANA direct negative. What r results?
Rheumatoid arthritis: Your tests are strongly suggesting rheumatoid arthritis. I do not know the range for RA latex for that specific lab, but if you have symptoms consistent with rheumatoid arthritis you most likely have rheumatoid arthritis. Talk to your doctor about the results and the benefits of a rheumatology consult. ...Read more
Is this Early RA? RA Latex Turbid. ....<10 C-Reactive Protein Quant......2.4 CCP Antibodies 48 Sedimentation Rate 4 Platelet. 399 Creatine 1.04
See rheumatologist: I presume that you have some joint symptoms and thus the tests were obtained. However the diagnosed of RA is based on clinical findings supported by lab study and there is another test more specific than RA factor. Consult a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Have ra, a mth ago had the worst flare, new parts started to hurt, felt the disease had progress, but my last test are normal. Is that possible? Why?
We treat people: Lab tests may be normal but a good doctor will treat the patient and not the lab test. Same for x-rays. If the x-ray is negative but the patient acts broken, I treat them as broken until the x-ray catches up. ...Read more
Can an RA test (rhematoid factor) come up negative when a person is not experiencing a flare up at the time?
My ag ratio keeps testing at 2.9 high. I also have positive RA factor and fibromyalgia. Is this test connected in any way.
Often seen: ? Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) fibromyalgia oft together. RA pain begets sedentariness, leading to soft tissue deconditioning & weakness. Gravity's impress on this dynamic co-generates chronic widespread soft tissue spasm & pain. Chronic muscle spasm generates a multitude of widespread painful ischemic/anoxic "micro-neuropathic" trigger points. Pain-interrupted sleep incites depression/sedentariness. ...Read more
Dx with ra, on dec had the worst flareever, felt the disease progress new parts like shoulders and low back. Did test and are normal. Can that happen?
Yes: Symptoms can certainly worsen without significant lab changes. ...Read more
Results: They can be difficult to understand but most of these are called antibodies that help us (rheumatologist) to get a certain diagnosis like for example RA. In RA usually we test 2 antibodies called RF and anti-CCP. In other autoimmune diseases like SLE, the ANA testing is important (ANA stands for antinuclear antibody). You should ask your rheumatologist about them or they meaning. ...Read more
RA maybe; lupus no: Blood tests for RA are negative in up to 30 percent of cases. The screening blood test for lupus is negative only rarely. ...Read more
My RA factor blood test came back negative but I have all the symptoms of ra. Could it still be possible to have ra?
Can RA factor still be detected in the blood test after 8 years of onset? I tested serronegative then but I want to retest for RA now.
It can change.:
Rhumatoid arthritis may be seronagative and with time convert to seropositive. If you believe you have RA there are other tests to administer like anti cccp.
The clinical presentation remains an important feature for diagnosis, so follow up with a Rheumatologist to confirm your symptoms. ...Read more
I did an ra-factor test 2 and half year back and it was negative so if I do it now will it be positive (can it b positive after 2 n half year tym)?
Tomorrow I will be seeing another rheumatologist for a second opinion 4 uncontrold ra. If I suspect overlap diseas. Can I ask for further workup n tests?
Yes.: No harm in asking. But the doctor will use clinical clues to order the right tests. ...Read more
Can you tell me what can this mean when your blood work tests show negative for RA but still shows inflammation?
My 14 year old has an elevated rf (over 200) but all other tests generally used to confirm RA are within the normal range. Any ideas/suggestions?
Several: There is some inflammatory condition occurring and it is not a clear cut rheumatoid arthritis yet. Eliminate junk food, dairy, reduce sugar intake. Decrease wheat in diet.See a chinese medicine practitioner and/or homeopath. These modalities can help get to the underlying cause. The rf may be cross reacting with something else -? Virus and this can be improved with other therapeutic modalities. ...Read more
I have a painful finger. Ra tests were negative. Might it be gout? It has hurt for six weeks and is particularly painful and stiff in the mornings.
It tests were: Done for ra, I would imagine testes were performed for uric acid levels as well. Is it possible it is gout, sure it is possible. Gout pain is usually not present for 6 weeks....So while possible, it would not be high on my differential list. But, is easy ruled out thru both blood and urine tests. ...Read more
My primary dr refused to order lupus or other immune disease tests. I have severe RA uncontrold 4 more than 9 months on all strong RA meds. Why refuses?
Local Problem: I am sure you understand that not one of us can speak for them or explain their choice. This is a question you have every right to ask of them. But we cannot answer for them. ...Read more
Clarify: Done correctly, the test simply tells whether rheumatoid factor is present in the blood. Around 25% of people with obvious rheumatoid arthritis never develop rheumatoid factor in the blood. Rheumatology has many labs but all are ancillary to the history and physical exam. As a pathologits -- "treat the person, not the numbers.". ...Read more
My blood test for rfigm was 176 the normal range is 0-25. Would this indicate a positive RA result?
On a blood test my RA level is 6 6 and CRP inflam is 9 26 are they good levels or are they high or low?
Can't tell.: Levels can't be judged without units or context. These numbers might be wonderful for one person and horrible for another. If you have a rheumatic disease let your doctor worry about the numbers while you pay attention to the symptoms. ...Read more
My anti-ccp is >300, and I have been on RA meds but still in great pain for 7 years. Is it possible that anything else could cause that test result?
Ask your treating physician what your CRP is and is it elevated.
If it is, your inflammation remains out of control. Rheumatoid factors can fall with dmard type-drugs, but they have no effect on ccp antibody levels. But I have never seen anyone with that high a titer who did not have ra! ...Read more
Lupus: A high-titer ANA and a positive anti-sm (smith) usually means systemic lupus rather than rheumatoid arthritis. This is much more manageable today than in the past. No lab means much in isolation, and your physician ordered these labs because he/she suspected lupus. If the diagnosis is established, you'll probably want to join a community group for people with sle. Good luck. ...Read more
ANTI CCP test positive. Is it only in RA? What other conditions can manifest this antibodies to be positive?
Several: Anti-CCP antibodies can be seen (+) in other autoimmune diseases like Sjogren's and lupus. It can also be (+) with infections like Tuberculosis. It has also been seen (+) in some chronic lung diseases like COPD. ...Read more
How likely is it that I have RA if blood tests were negative? I have stiff fingers in the morning similar to tigger fingers.
Clinical diagnosis: Morning stiffness is classic for rheumatoid arthritis and can be seen in a variety of other illnesses. Rheumatoid arthritis is diagnosed based on clinical criteria of which labs are a major component. If both your rheumatoid factor and apca are normal, your physician is thinking of other possible causes -- another joint disease, fibromyalgia, deconditioning, or even cold climate. Good luck. ...Read more
I have elevated rheumatoid factor and elevated sed rate, but negative ccp test. I have the symptoms of ra. Could this be ra?
Could be: A person is not required to be both rf and ccp positive to have ra. Indeed, a person can have both tests negative and still have ra. This happens about 20% of the time. Negative ccp might in some people suggest the disease is less severe. ...Read more
If ESR is a non-specific measure of a possible inflammatory condition for ra. What blood tests shows if there is inflammation or if u have ra?
See details: The CRP is a reasonable indicator but a new panel of tests known as a vectra analysis panel may be the best way. ...Read more