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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?

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

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1. The colorless or milky sap of certain plants, such as the poinsettia or milkweed, that coagulates on exposure to air. 2. An emulsion of rubber or plastic globules in water, used in paints, adhesives, and various synthetic rubber products. 3. Latex ...Read more


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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

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

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If I test neg for RA but have all the symptoms can I still have RA?

If I test neg for RA but have all the symptoms can I still have RA?

Yes: You could have seronegative rheumatoid authritis Have your physician refer you to a rheumatologist to clarify the diagnosis. About 20% of people with RA just do not have the positive rheumatoid factor ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can an RA test (rhematoid factor) come up negative when a person is not experiencing a flare up at the time?

Can an RA test (rhematoid factor) come up negative when a person is not experiencing a flare up at the time?

Very rarely: Complete remission may rarely cause a positive rheumatoid factor to revert to negative. However, the titer of rheumatoid factor does not really correlate with disease activity in any one person. ...Read more

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My ag ratio keeps testing at 2.9 high. I also have positive RA factor and fibromyalgia. Is this test connected in any way.

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

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I am trying to understand my Ana/RA test results?

I am trying to understand my Ana/RA test results?

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

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I have all the symptoms for lupus or ra, but tests came back negative. Can I still have either?

I have all the symptoms for lupus or ra, but tests came back negative. Can I still have either?

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

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My RA factor blood test came back negative but I have all the symptoms of ra. Could it still be possible to have ra?

My RA factor blood test came back negative but I have all the symptoms of ra. Could it still be possible to have ra?

Yes: The rheumatoid factor can occasionally be negative in ra. Check a ccp antibody as this is a more specific test for ra. See a rheumatologist if you have not done so already. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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)?

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)?

Maybe: You do not mention anything about your symptoms. A positive rheumatoid factor is not necessary for a diagnosis of ra. The ccp antibody is a more specific diagnostic test. A rheumatoid factor can be negative early in the disease and become positive weeks or months later. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what can this mean when your blood work tests show negative for RA but still shows inflammation?

Can you tell me what can this mean when your blood work tests show negative for RA but still shows inflammation?

See details: That are numerous other disorders that can cause joint inflammation but elevated sed rate and CRP levels. In addition about 20-25% of patients with RA may never have positive blood tests for the disease. ...Read more

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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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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Does the blood test for RA have false negatives?

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

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My blood test for rfigm was 176 the normal range is 0-25. Would this indicate a positive RA result?

My blood test for rfigm was 176 the normal range is 0-25. Would this indicate a positive RA result?

Yes: False positives sometimes occur, but those are usually not this high. The blood test doesn't equal a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis all by itself, but if you have painful, stiff, swollen joints, that is the most likely diagnosis. See a rheumatologist - the sooner the better. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

Very unlikely.: 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

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I had a positive ANA test and positive smith antibodies. Will they find ra?

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

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ANTI CCP test positive. Is it only in RA? What other conditions can manifest this antibodies to be positive?

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

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How likely is it that I have RA if blood tests were negative? I have stiff fingers in the morning similar to tigger fingers.

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

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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

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Rheumatoid Arthritis (Definition)

A chronic inflammatory disorder that affects joints and may also affect ...Read more