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Rheumatoid Factor Test Results Explained
Uncertain: Sometimes elevated levels can be seen in totally normal individuals. Results must be interpreted only in the context of the signs and symptoms the patient is experiencing. What is more, the upper limits of normal testing can vary from laboratory to laboratory. Ask the doctor who ordered this. It measures igm anti-igg antibodies. ...Read more
Rheumatoid factor (rf) is a test that is often sent to evaluate a person with joint pain and stiffness. A positive rf has to be interpreted in the context of the patients symptoms. Sometimes the + rf is false, and not clinically related to the patients symptoms. Rf can be +ve in other conditions such as infections and certain cancers. Some patients with rheumatoid arthritis ...Read more
Auto-immune response: Rheumatoid factor is one of the auto-immune responses, however, it may also develop as a some what normal respose to infection. Any lab test needs to be evaluated in the context of the whole clinical picture and a positive rheumatoid factor, by itself, is not diagnostic of any disease. It supports a diagnosis rheumatoid arthritis and other auto-immune disorders. ...Read more
Vaccine and Rhematoi: Not there is no evidence to support that. ...Read more
Negative test: That is a negative test.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
I had a blood test to rule out arthritis. My doctor said it was normal. He sent my results it shows rheumatoid factor-quantative-in house <10 iu ml?
My rheumatoid factor blood test report is negative. It is 4.7 but my ESR is 55mm/hr. I have joint pains for 2 years. I am 32 year old female. What do these results tell me?
It depends: A rheumatologist is experienced in examining your joints. This would help determine if your joints are inflamed. The ESR of 55 is elevated. This is a non-specific measure of inflammation. It may or may not relate to your joint pains. A minority of patients with rheumatoid arthritis do not have a positive rheumatoid factor. ...Read more
Abnormal ANA results, doctor did a rheumatoid factor test and it came back borderline (14) I have very very dry eyes and a constant fluctuating fever of 37.7-38.7nearly every day and night, swollen hands aching joints&numbness in hands arms legs&feet?
Arthritis: What is the question. Complex history. Please discuss with your Dr. Then come back to us with a question we can answer. ...Read more
It depends: A rheumatoid factor (RF) is a non-specific result. It can be positive in Rheumatoid Arthritis and a variety of other conditions. Many have a positive RF and have no disease at all (false positive). What's most important is your symptoms. Certain patterns of joint pain, stiffness and fatigue can be related to rheumatoid arthritis for example. Then the positive RF is significant. ...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 ›
If my rheumatoid factor was negative does that mean the ccp blood test will likely be negative as well?
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
Different tests.: They test for 2 separate antigens.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: While the vast majority of patients with RA have a positive rf, a certain percentage do not. Typically, the younger the patient, the better the chance the rf may be negative, depsite a clinical diagnosis of ra. ...Read more
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)
What does a mildly positive rheumatoid factor test indicate if the doctor thinks you don't have arthritis?
There are nearly 5%: There are nearly 5% of the population with a positive rf, but only 1% has ra. Therefore 80% of rf that are positive are "false positives." most are very low in titer. A higher level of rf positivity is more significant, since level does correlate with higher disease activity in ra. Less common causes for rf positivity include sjogren's syndrome, sarcoid, and others, but these are much less common. ...Read more
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
I had a 1:160 ANA blood result. Further testing for lupus was negative and my rheumatoid factor was normal. What could the high ANA be caused by?
Blood test for rheumatoid factor was <10. Does this mean less than 10 and normal meaning I do not have arthritis?
Rheumatoid factor: Not necessarilyGet a more detailed answer ›
What can you tell me about the treponemal tests (e.g. fta-abs test for antinclear antibodies, rheumatoid factor, and hypergammaglobulineia and le cell test)?
Plenty: And more than even the best of us can put into 400 characters. Please get with a reliable online source. FTA-ABS tests for the treponemes of syphilis but is not an antinuclear antibody; none of the others are tests for treponemes / syphilis. If you tested positive for any of these beyond FTA-ABS, the interpretation is subtle and best handled by your rheumatologist or general doctor ...Read more
Rheumatoid factor < 10 iu/ml as indicated by blood test, is this normal? I also feel like I seem to get joint injuries easily /frequently, related?
Yes: Consider hyper -mobility syndrome.Get a more detailed answer ›
Results of my Rheumatoid panel: Rheumatoid factor 9, CCP <16, and ETA Protein 0.2 H.....Doctor says negative for RA, but I am concerned about my ETA.?
Labs for arthritis: Are not black versus white or positive versus negative but are a guide to help make a diagnosis sure certain things like ra positive or more obvious but there are many things that are collections of partial values or markers are used to indicate extent of disease having a slightly positive ETA does not mean you have a systemic problem it just means that that protein is found in your system ...Read more
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?
What do you suggest if my rheumatoid factor blood test report is negative it is 4.7. but my ESR is 55mm/hr I have joint pains from 2years I am 32 year old female?
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