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Dr. Chokkalingam Siva
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Rheumatoid Factor (Overview)

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 not rule out ra.


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What does rheumatoid factor mean?

What does rheumatoid factor mean?

Rheumatoid factor is: An antibody that is not normally found in the blood, so your body's production of it may indicate RA or another connective tissue disease. However, it can also be present in healthy individuals with no known disease. By contrast, according to the national institutes of health, individuals with these types of diseases can have a low rheumatoid factor or none at all. ...Read more

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Dr. Chokkalingam Siva
166 doctors shared insights

Rheumatoid Factor (Overview)

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 not rule out ra.


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Blood work results: "elevated rheumatoid factor & ccp c/w ra; elevated jo 1 (34h) & anti histone (1.2h) antibodies, mng" what should this mean to me?

Blood work results: "elevated rheumatoid factor & ccp c/w ra; elevated jo 1 (34h) & anti histone (1.2h) antibodies, mng" what should this mean to me?

See a rheumatologist: The rf and ccp would suggest RA strongly: the jo-1 can go along with polymyositis, but your rheumatologist would need to see if they thought you have that. ...Read more

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Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis (Checklist)

Communicate with physician if breakthrough flares occur to adjust meds
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Learn to differentiate osteoarthritis pain from rheumatoid flare
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Take medications as prescribed and keep active
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Having severe joint pain in hands and morning stiffness. Was checked for rheumatoid factor. My result was <10 and the standard range was 0-13.9IU/mL?

Having severe joint pain in hands and morning stiffness. Was checked for rheumatoid factor. My result was <10 and the standard range was 0-13.9IU/mL?

Change your food: Body is telling you it is inflamed. Fortunately not bad enough YET to make blood test abnormal. Most inflammation in body that can cause this is caused by inflammatory foods. These include: wheat, sugar, potatoes, and juice. Also partially hydrogenated oil and artificial sweeteners. This may be the warning shot across your bow, leaving you time to change quickly. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com ...Read more

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Pain and swelling in my left wrist and palm numbing fingers severely traveling up left arm rapidly. Am 58, female, severely anemic, rheumatoid factor should be 1.40 is 175. This pain is so intense it hurts to breathe at times. My fingers are throbing yet

Pain and swelling in my left wrist and palm numbing fingers severely traveling up left arm rapidly. Am 58, female, severely anemic, rheumatoid factor should be 1.40 is 175. This pain is so intense it hurts to breathe at times. My fingers are throbing yet

?Carpal tunnel?: There are a number of possibilities ranging from a pinched nerve in your neck to a compressed nerve in your wrist (carpal tunnel syndrome). With this combination of problems, you should be evaluated by your doctor who can refer you to the proper specialists. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my rheumatoid factor is 7060?

What does it mean if my rheumatoid factor is 7060?

High value: I am assuming you had the test done because you were having joint pain and if this is so, it looks as though you may have rheumatoid arthritis. Some patients with high values like you have may require more aggressive treatment for your joint disease. See a rheumatologist if not doing so already. ...Read more

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What does having high rheumatoid factor mean?

What does having high rheumatoid factor mean?

The higher more sign: The higher the titer of rf, the more likely it is a significant indicator of an automimmune disease, most likely ra. However it can be quite elevated in sarcoid, sjogren's, cryoglobulinemia, among others to name a few. A ccp antibody should be the next test obtained. If significantly positive, the DX is probably ra. ...Read more

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Is a 12 IU/ml rheumatoid factor normal on a 19 year old?

Is a 12 IU/ml rheumatoid factor normal on a 19 year old?

Yes: Anything under 60 is considered normal. You are well below that. ...Read more

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What's rheumatoid factor?

What's rheumatoid factor?

A protein in blood: Rheumatoid factor is a protein-igm- directed against another protein- igg in the blood and is seen in high frequency(>80%) of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. It is not specific for R.A. As it may be seen in other disease states a high concentration of rhuematoid factor is highly suspicious for the disease but it has to fit the patient's complaints and physical findings. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Rheumatism (Definition)

"rheumatism" is an older term, not used much today. Most people are referring to pain and swelling in the joints when they use this term. People may mean something different when they use this term in contrast to when they refer ...Read more