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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
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Rheumatoid Factor (Definition)

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


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What does rheumatoid factor 5 mean?

What does rheumatoid factor 5 mean?

Your question cannot: Can't answer your question. Rf of 5 tells me little. Rephrase it and i'll try again! ...Read more

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Can there be changes in rheumatoid factor?

Can there be changes in rheumatoid factor?

Depends!: If a patient has RA, RF will go down with traditional DMARD Rx: sulphasalazine, hydroxchloroquine, methotrexate. Humira and other TNF-a inhibitors do not! ...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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How and when can a rheumatoid factor be produced?

How and when can a rheumatoid factor be produced?

Anytime: Rheumatoid factor is a protein and may be found under various circumstances. Having a positive rheumatopid factor is not synonamous with having rheumatoid arthritis. Various protein abnormalities can procduce rheumatoid factor and it may be seen in other conditions as well. ...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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Can you tell me how is rheumatoid factor produced?

Can you tell me how is rheumatoid factor produced?

RF!: Rheumatoid factor is present in 5% of the population, while only about 1% have rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid factor is usually an igm moiety directed against the "tail" of igg! any chronic immune stimulation, including infection, can cause a positive rf! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: rheumatoid factor?

What is the definition or description of: rheumatoid factor?

Test for autoimmune: 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. ...Read more

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Rheumatoid factor 24 hi ; what diseases to be concerned about?

Rheumatoid factor 24 hi ;  what diseases to be concerned about?

Rheumatod Arthritis: As i tell my pas, medical students, or any other person who orders a test, you need to know what you will do with the result of that test. For example if you had tha test done for joint pain it could suggest RA but is not diagnostic of it. If the test was done on a routine physical it may have little value. If the test was done for rheumatic complaints it could mean multiple issues. Talk with doc. ...Read more

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In lupus, can you rheumatoid factor be negative? Or is it positive?

In lupus, can you rheumatoid factor be negative? Or is it positive?

Usually negative: Anti-nuclear antibodies are almost always positive if it's really lupus. These tests are fraught with technical pitfalls, and are never more than adjuncts to a clinical diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the distinctions between rheumatoid factor test and ANA test?

See below: Both are autoimmune tests used to screen for autoimmune disease. A rheumatoid factor is used to screen for rheumatoid arthritis and ANA or antinuclear antibody test is used to screen for ana-associated autoimmune diseases such as lupus. ...Read more

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What arthrotide conditions would cause a negative rheumatoid factor in blood panel?

What arthrotide conditions would cause a negative rheumatoid factor in blood panel?

Almost any: Almost any, including many with ra, and presence of rf does not make the diagnosis. Rf is found in a number of other phenomena and occasionally in healthy people. ...Read more

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Could you have a positive rheumatoid factor and a high ANA but not have any illness?

Could you have a positive rheumatoid factor and a high ANA but not have any illness?

Why have tests?: It is possible to have these lab findings and not have a disease, however, why did you have the tests done? If you have some symptoms that prompted the tests then you need be evaluated for possible auto-immune disorder. ...Read more

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What does a result of <10 for a rheumatoid factor blood test? Normal range for the test was 0-13.9

What does a result of <10 for a rheumatoid factor blood test? Normal range for the test was 0-13.9

RF: Well it could mean nothing because a lot of healthy people have positive RF, also it just could be an active phase reactant which increases in setting of stress, inflammation or infection. So having said that we should know why it has been checked? I don't see any joint pain or swelling in your history. ...Read more

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If my rheumatoid factor was negative does that mean the ccp blood test will likely be negative as well?

If my rheumatoid factor was negative does that mean the ccp blood test will likely be negative as well?

Yes: Rheumatoid factor and anti-CCP antibodies are commonly found in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). If a patient with RA has +RF and +CCP, it indicates they will likely have a more aggressive disease. Usually, both RF and CCP are positive in RA. It is RARE to have CCP positive without +RF. ...Read more

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Which medication can reduce rheumatoid factor ? my RF is 201. methotrexate not working I take 15 mg weekly one year

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

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Cost of a rheumatoid factor test or panel?

Cost of a rheumatoid factor test or panel?

Variable: Several online sites to order your own cash pay which are generally cheaper than in a hospital. Reputable one is lifeextension.Com. Can google others: "online lab tests". ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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