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Can You Still Have Rheumatoid Arthritis With A Negative Rheumatoid Factor Test
Most, no! -possible: Most RA patients are rheumatoid factor positive (> 95%). However, some rheumatoid factors are nit the IgM type detectable with standard assays. A more specific test is the ccp antibody. Rember, false positive rf tests are seen in up to %% of the population. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An "rf" is a blood test used to screen a person for the possibility of several autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis. It is important to remember that this is a screening test. A positive result only indicates more testing may be warranted, and a negative result does ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I went to get tested to see if I have rheumatoid arthritis and the result came back positive. What does Rheumatoid Factor H12 mean? < 10 kU/L (range)
My Rheumatoid Factor went from 29 to. 53. Could this be mild start to rheumatoid Arthritis, have severe painful feet red hot & swollen.
I tested positive for the ANA screen, 1:160 titer, speckled pattern. Rheumatoid factor 21, SED rate 22. Does this indicate 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What does RA Factor negative and ANA TEST - NEGATIVE 1:40 substrate HEP2 cells mean?does it rule out rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune disord
How often should one be tested for rheumatoid arthritis after negative test, though having symptoms?
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