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I'm 23 male my ra factor is 100 positive my ccp is 16 negative, sed rate 12 negative, and crp. 13 negative can high blood fats cause + ra factor?

I'm 23 male my ra factor is 100 positive my ccp is 16 negative, sed rate 12 negative, and crp. 13 negative can high blood fats cause + ra factor?

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, rheumatoid factor is not a specific marker for rheumatoid arthritis. It can be positive in many situations, including recovery from infection. High blood fat per se is not a cause of +RA factor. ...Read more

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Rheumatoid Arthritis (Definition)

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What does an RA factor of 7 mean?

What does an RA factor of 7 mean?

Factor RA: Factor RA Latex Turbid the normal range is 0-13.9 Is the test for Rheumatoid Arthritis. Since your range of 7 falls within the normal range, you are OK. ...Read more

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Is a RA factor of 38.4 consider high?

Is a RA factor of 38.4 consider high?

Depends on the range: The presence of rheumatoid factor but so is not diagnostic of anything. There are many causes of a positive rheumatoid factor besides rheumatoid matters. One of the most common is malaria which is a chronic infection. It can be found among lung problems liver problems many other medical conditions. ...Read more

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What medicine I could take for RA factor positive..

What medicine I could take for RA factor positive..

Need to know why +: Hey rheumatoid factor can be positive for many reasons. Everyone thinks of rheumatoid arthritis, a lot of other medical problems calling from his infectious problem lung problems to name a few. You need to discuss this with her physician, because what you need to look at it is to evaluate the cause of the cause of the rheumatoid factor and then decide what therapy is necessary should be instituted ...Read more

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What is the meaning of term RA factor? What is the normal range?

What is the meaning of term RA factor? What is the normal range?

RA test: This test measures rheumatoid factor, which is an antibody in the blood that's present in many people with ra. It is not absolutely diagnostic as it is only positive is 70-80% RA patients. A positive test may also indicate a different rheumatologic disorder.

The normal range is determined by the lab and is usually <10, when measured in units. ...Read more

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What is the number to indicate apositvie RA factor have tested @ 19 & 21?

See details: Both of those values are minimally positive. A positive test is greater than 14. Remember, individuals with RA generally have values above 150. In addition, the ccp antibody is a much more specific test for RA than the rheumatoid factor. ...Read more

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How to reduce pain and inflammation due to severe ra?

How to reduce pain and inflammation due to severe ra?

Anitiinflammatories: Starts with los dose steroid with adding methotrexate, nsaids, gold, plaquenil, biologics, arava, (leflunomide) Imuran. ..Most likely acombination of 3 or more of these simultaneously. ...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?

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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RA factor = 9.6 IU/mL; the range listed is 0.0-13.9. Is this normal for 26 years old? Is there anything one can do to lower RA factor?

RA factor = 9.6 IU/mL; the range listed is 0.0-13.9. Is this normal for 26 years old? Is there anything one can do to lower RA factor?

You are normal :): Your rheumatoid factor is in the normal range according to the laboratory. This is the normal range for ANY adult, not just your age. Since you have a normal level, you DO NOT need to lower this number because you are NORMAL. You do not need to check this test in the future unless you get unusual joint symptoms. If you have any concerns about symptoms, then you should see your primary care doctor. ...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.

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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I have a RA factor of 37.8 what can I expect from a lab results such as this?

I have a RA factor of 37.8 what can I expect from a lab results such as this?

It depends: That is only a mild elevation and patients with RA usually have a value above 150. The rheumatoid factor is also not specific. Therefore, a value of only 37.8 probably means nothing. The ccp antibody is a much more specific test for ra. ...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

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 RA Factor was 16 and I have been having bad pains in my joints and bones. Could I have RA?

RA: Possible. You may need some additional labs such as a ESR, CRP and a anti-CCP. Go back and see your doc or get a referall to rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What is seronegative RA? Is that Positive Rheumatoid Factor and negative Anti CCP?

What is seronegative RA? Is that Positive Rheumatoid Factor and negative Anti CCP?

Seronegative RA: Is when the rheumatoid factor is negative, one other common type of these are referred to as seronegative spondyloarthropathies or other seronegative disorders associted with inflammatory disease. There is a wide range ...Read more

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Aso titre positive 306 age 48 anticcp and RA factor negative. Tell me the treatment?

What symptoms?: If you are trying to diagnose arthritis causes, all this tells you is that RA is not a likely diagnosis, but your doctor needs to continue with the evaluation. Good luck and hope this clears up quickly. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have rheumatoid arthritis with a normal RA factor? My labs show my level was 12.6 but I have the symptoms of the condition.

Is it possible to have rheumatoid arthritis with a normal RA factor? My labs show my level was 12.6 but I have the symptoms of the condition.

Unlikely but possibl: Unlikely, but possibile. Get a ccp antibody, much more specific! But some rfs are of the igg class. Conventional assays miss these. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Would 176 RA IgM factor be considered a low positive for rheumatoid factor. What would be considered a positive level. My ccp level is normal.

Would 176 RA IgM factor be considered a low positive for rheumatoid factor. What would be considered a positive level. My ccp level is normal.

It is positive: The level is not as important as what is your clinical examination and other findings. The positive rheumatoid factor by itself does not mean you have arthritis. There are other things that you rheumatologist will look forward to help clarify whether the positive rheumatoid factor is due to rheumatoid arthritis or something else. ...Read more

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Does RA factor play into how long it will take Humira (adalimumab) to work? My RA factor is 600. And I just had my 2nd dose. Hoping it kicks in soon.

Does RA factor play into how long it will take Humira (adalimumab) to work? My RA factor is 600. And I just had my 2nd dose. Hoping it kicks in soon.

No: We don't have a good way yet to identify who will respond. You have sero-positive RA. Your chances o fresponding are still very good - so stick with it and discuss this with your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I'm 10 weeks postpartum with my 3rd child and I got a ra factor of 580 and ccp of 300. Is this severe? This is terrifying me! I made appt. With rheum.

I'm 10 weeks postpartum with my 3rd child and I got a ra factor of 580 and ccp of 300. Is this severe? This is terrifying me! I made appt. With rheum.

Don't B terrified-: -could B a false positive. But U R doing the right thing by making an appointment. Calm down, Bing terrified won't help @ all. What's 2 B will B. Wait until Ur appointment @ stay calm. U have enough 2 keep U busy with the baby. ...Read more

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I have a high rheumatoid factor and MRI findings suggest synovitis. Does this mean that I have ra?

I have a high rheumatoid factor and MRI findings suggest synovitis. Does this mean that I have ra?

Probably: The presence of a positive blood test for rheumatoid factor and also radiologic evidence for synovitis would make the diagnosis highly likely. A rheumatologist could sit down with you and potentially confirm the diagnosis. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a high rheumatoid factor and MRI findings suggest synovitis. Does this mean What to do if I have ra?

What to do if I have a high rheumatoid factor and MRI findings suggest synovitis. Does this mean What to do if I have ra?

RA: Elevated rheumatoid factor and synovitis are consistent with rheumatoid arthritis, but in and of themselves not diagnostic. Speak with your doctor about what these findings mean in the context of your complete clinical picture. ...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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I'm 23 male my ra factor is 100 positive my ccp is 16 negative, sed rate 12 negative, and crp. 13 negative can high blood fats cause + ra factor?

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, rheumatoid factor is not a specific marker for rheumatoid arthritis. It can be positive in many situations, including recovery from infection. High blood fat per se is not a cause of +RA factor. ...Read more

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I have been treated for RA for ten years. Never tested positve for rhumatoid factor only high white blood cell and c reactive protien. Do I have ra?

It is possible: You do have RA factor to positive to be diagnose with ra, those are called negative RA factor. Do you have multiple joints problems especially in the hand and feet? If you do most they are right you have ra. Good luck. ...Read more

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Haemoglobin is low 6.3gms and RA factor positive. How to increase haemoglobin as soon as possible and quick cure or home remedy or treatment? Any tips

It really depends on: What caused the anemia, however, in any event, raising you're Hemaglobin is a slow (months) process short of a transfusion. ...Read more