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I recently had blood work done and the rf factor came back positive, but what does that mean? Results state: "rf qn.... 1:1.. Positive"
Rheumaoid factor: If you are having symptoms of arthritis the rheumatoid factor would be evidence of rheumatoid arthritis. However, of people with rheumatoid arthritis 20% will be negative for rheumatoid factor while some studies have shown that 20% of normal people will have a positive rheumatoid factor. If arthritic symptoms test indicates rheumatoid arthritis, but if you have no arthritis meaning unknown. ...Read more
I recently got my blood tested and have RF factor around 20. So wat does it indicate and how can i reduce it?
RF +- 20:
Have you been diagnosed with RA?
Normal values vary from lab to lab. Results are usually available in a day or two.
Rheumatoid factor (RF) Titers
1:20 to 1:80 Units
14 units/mL to 60 units/mL
Normal values are LESS than 60 U/ml.
Patients should check with their heath professional to see what the normal range is for the lab that tested your blood.
Rheumatoid factor is an immunoglobulin (antibo ...Read more
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
2 years ago i had an RF factor of 51 and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. 4 months ago my RF was 69 and have severe joint pain in fingers and toes to the point where I can't even go to work or open a bottle and sometimes my fingers will lock in place.
What causes Low Immature Granulocyte, High Neutrophil. High Hematocrit, High White Blood Cell Count? Have bone pain but rf factor shows normal.
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, it would have helped to have the actual results. Why were the tests done? What symptoms do you have? It would require taking history, physical examination and may be more tests to settle the issue. Please see your doc. ...Read more
Possible for large doses of ibuprofen to affect blood test for rheumatoid arthritis/inflammation? My rf factor is in normal range as is ESR test.
Intense joint pain in wrist, hands, shoulders. Blood tests, ESR at 28, CRP at 14 and rf factor at 44. Being referred to rheumy. Likely to have ra?
Which medication can reduce rheumatoid factor ? my RF is 201. methotrexate not working I take 15 mg weekly one year
RF Factor: RF is a blood test that can be used to evalauted for multiple conditions. In patients with rhumatological conditions there is no evidnece that a drop in the RF value is of any clinical significance while on therapy. The most important considerations for treating RA are the symptoms and any evidnece of joint destruciton on imagining. ...Read more
I had a rf test ran it came back rheumatoid factor value <10, standard range <= 14, units ui/ml is that considered negative or positive.
Negative: Hope tha is good newsGet a more detailed answer ›
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A risk factor is any attribute, characteristic or exposure of an individual that increases the likelihood of developing a disease or injury." Risk factors that are not modifiable might be your race, your sex, your age. See: http://www.who.int/topics/risk_factors/en/ ...Read more
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