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What is this means Anti CCP 319.8 ,CRP -,and RAfactor+ in rheumatoid Arthritis ?

What is this means Anti CCP 319.8 ,CRP -,and RAfactor+ in rheumatoid Arthritis ?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your test results are consistent with rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: rheumatoid arthritis antibody?

What is the definition or description of: rheumatoid arthritis antibody?

Positive RF: I assume that you mean rheumatoid factor. Rf.This test is sometimes sent when the patient describes joint pain. It needs to be interpreted in the context of the patients symptoms because sometimes a positive test is meaningless or associated with a disease such as rheumatoid arthritis. The ccp test is more specific for rheumatoid arthritis than the rf. Both tests are often sent. ...Read more

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I have seropositive rheumatoid arthritis/anti-ccp strongly positive. What the heck does that mean?

I have seropositive rheumatoid arthritis/anti-ccp strongly positive. What the heck does that mean?

Rheumatoid arthritis: What you describe supports the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. It you are not already under the care of a physician, please see one asap as treatments can relive pain, deformity and forestall progress of disease. ...Read more

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Dr said he thinks I have arthritis but not sure if OA or RA but I'm only 30 am I to young for OA? My mom and child has RA but I have neg RF factor

Dr said he thinks I have arthritis but not sure if OA or RA but I'm only 30 am I to young for OA? My mom and child has RA but I have neg RF factor

RF not diagnostic: There are several types of RA that are RF negative, and being symptomatic in adulthood is no guarantee of what the type is. I suggest you see a rheumatologist if you want a definitive diagnosis with a battery of serologic tests, X-rays, etc ...Read more

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My ESR is 34, rf, aso &ana tests all are negative. I have joint pain in my finger, knee & toe. Mild swelling in 3 fingers at dip joint. Can i still have rheumatoid arthritis?

My ESR is 34, rf, aso &ana tests all are negative. I have joint pain in my finger, knee & toe. Mild swelling in 3 fingers at dip joint. Can i still have rheumatoid arthritis?

Possible: It is possible to have sero- negative ra, in which the rheumatoid factor assay is negative. It is also possible that you have another autoimmune illness, there are some overlaps in these conditions and the lab work doesn't always give an exact diagnosis. You should see a rheumatologist if your joint inflammation persists. ...Read more

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If RF, anti CCP, HLA B27 is negative and ANA is positive what diseases can be suspected?

If RF, anti CCP, HLA B27 is negative and ANA is positive what diseases can be suspected?

Long list: any autoimmune disease possible , its just a basic screen test, more depands on history and syymptoms. ...Read more

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Can you please explain ENA. Negative anti-CCP antibody 5 (<5) positive RF <14(0-14) antinuclear 80 (<80) a low titre is present?

Can you please explain ENA. Negative anti-CCP antibody 5 (<5) positive RF <14(0-14) antinuclear 80 (<80)  a low titre is present?

See details: None of those results is impressive and all are negative except for a borderline ANA. Why were the tests ordered in the first place? These tests must be evaluated in the context of the clinical symptoms. ...Read more

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My blood test said negative for arthritis, could I still have it?

My blood test said negative for arthritis, could I still have it?

Yes: A significant number of patients with rheumatoid arthritis will have a negative rheumatoid factor at the time of initial evaluation. There is no single blood test which allows one to make a definitive diagnosis of ra. The diagnosis of RA is made on the basis of clinical, historical and laboratory criteria. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have psoriatic arthritis and test negative for arthritis?

Is it possible to have psoriatic arthritis and test negative for arthritis?

Psoriatic arthritis: Hi Sharon, Psoriatic arthritis is under the umbrella of spondylo-arthritis. This group of arthritis has a genetic test for Human Leukocyte Antigen B27 (HLA B27). A positive test means HLA-B27 is present. About 50% of patients with psoriatic arthritis test positive for HLA B27, therefore a negative test does not exclude the diagnosis. I hope that is helpful. Thank you, Nisha ...Read more

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What are common meds for rheumatoid arthritis and their positives/negatives?

What are common meds for rheumatoid arthritis and their positives/negatives?

See details: The answer is much too long to fit in the space provided. If you have RA, discuss the meds with your rheumatologist. If not, Google the topic and read for yourself. ...Read more

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How often should one be tested for rheumatoid arthritis after negative test, though having symptoms?

How often should one be tested for rheumatoid arthritis after negative test, though having symptoms?

Arthritis: There are negative test and there are additional tests that may be followed for a now symptomatic person with rheumatoid or infalmmatory as much as at a certain level. Talk to your doctor about this especially if you are taking medications. ...Read more

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Which type of negative blood conditions can be caused by arthritis?

Which type of negative blood conditions can be caused by arthritis?

See details: It depends on the cause of the arthritis. Low white count, various types of anemia and a low platelet counts are just some of the possibilities. ...Read more

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Can a person have a negative RA titre have rheumatoid arthritis?

Can a person have a negative RA titre have rheumatoid arthritis?

Arthritis: There are many types of arthritis, some of which are degenerative or post-traumatic. The other general kind of arthritis is inflammatory. The classification of type requires a history, examination, diagnostic x-rays, and if indicated, blood tests. Treatment is determined by type of arthritis. Not all patients with RA have positive blood tests. Occasionally, blood tests are done a few times. ...Read more

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Can you still have rheumatoid arthritis with a negative rheumatoid factor test?

Can you still have rheumatoid arthritis with a negative rheumatoid factor test?

Yes: While the vast majority of patients with RA have a positive rf, a certain percentage do not. Typically, the younger the patient, the better the chance the rf may be negative, depsite a clinical diagnosis of ra. ...Read more

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How is it possible for someone to have rheumatoid arthritis with a negative rheumatoid factor?

How is it possible for someone to have rheumatoid arthritis with a negative rheumatoid factor?

Great question!: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a disease that generally causes stiffness, swelling, and pain of the small joints of the body (wrists, fingers) in a symmetric manner. For the majority of patients with RA, rheumatoid factor and anti-CCP antibodies are found in the blood. However, these tests are not required to make the diagnosis if there are other findings on exam that are consistent with RA. ...Read more

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I am 6 weeks into tx with methotrexate/plaquenil for rf-negative arth. Initial improvement after 3 wks, now bad flare. Have i failed the treatment?

I am 6 weeks into tx with methotrexate/plaquenil for rf-negative arth. Initial improvement after 3 wks, now bad flare. Have i failed the treatment?

No: Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) generally takes 6-12 weeks to be effective and can take up to 6 months to reach its maximum benefit. Methotrexate can take 2-3 months and the dose can be increased to as high as 25 mg weekly if lower doses are not adequate. ...Read more

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If I test negative on the arthritis test does that mean that I will never get arthritis?

If I test negative on the arthritis test does that mean that I will never get arthritis?

No: There is no blood or urine test to diagnose osteoarthritis. A large number of pts with rheumatoid arthritis are sero-negative (test negative). There are many other arthritis ( reactive, psoriatic etc) that have no specific test. ...Read more

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Antibody (Definition)

I assume that you mean rheumatoid factor. Rf.This test is sometimes sent when the patient describes joint pain. It needs to be interpreted in the context of the patients symptoms because sometimes a positive test is meaningless or associated with a disease such as rheumatoid arthritis. The ccp test is more specific for rheumatoid arthritis than the rf. Both ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more