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What blood test results symbolize rheumatoid arthritis?

What blood test results symbolize rheumatoid arthritis?

There are several: Rheumatoid arthritis is a clinical diagnosis based on symptoms and physical findings. Lab tests that are helpful/confirmatory include a blood count(cbc) , ESR or crp, rheumatopid factor and ccp antibodies. These would serve as good screening tests at first. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Blood test positive for ankylosing spondylitis; no symptoms at all. Being referred to rheumatologist. What will they look for? How is diagnosis made?

Blood test positive for ankylosing spondylitis; no symptoms at all. Being referred to rheumatologist. What will they look for? How is diagnosis made?

See details: Only about 30% of patients who have the positive test for the hla-b27 antigen ever developed ank spondy. If you have no symptoms then you likely have no problem. ...Read more

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What are rheumatoid factor and other blood test results that suggest lupus?

What are rheumatoid factor and other blood test results that suggest lupus?

ANA, Sm, antidsDNA: Laboratory tests are important but not the only factor in diagnosing lupus. Generally the screening test is for anti-nuclear antibodies (ANA) more specific tests are antibodies to sm antigen and double stranded dna. ...Read more

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What are the Paraneoplastic antibodies blood tests? Why negative results can not rull out the syndrome?

What are the Paraneoplastic antibodies blood tests? Why negative results can not rull out the syndrome?

Imperfect tests: Paraneoplastic syndromes are uncommon and the presence or absence of antibodies is only one evidence for making the diagnosis. See this site for more info. uncohttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3299076 ...Read more

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What are the signs of lupus if the blood test didn't show anything?

What are the signs of lupus if the blood test didn't show anything?

See details: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0041704/ The above link should give you the info. However, if the ANA is negative, the chances of you having lupus is small. ...Read more

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So many tests done, nothing came back. Symptoms of lupus nephritis. How do I approach this?

So many tests done, nothing came back. Symptoms of lupus nephritis. How do I approach this?

Not sure : Why you think you have lupus nephritis if you do not have lupus. Lab tests and urine evaluation can lead to the diagnosis of lupus nephritis. ...Read more

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Can you have rheumatoid arthritis without it showing up in blood tests?

Can you have rheumatoid arthritis without it showing up in blood tests?

Arthritis: There are many types of arthritis, some of which are degenerative or post-traumatic. The other general kind of arthritis is inflammatory. The classification of type requires a history, examination, diagnostic x-rays, and if indicated, blood tests. Treatment is determined by type of arthritis. Not all patients with RA have positive blood tests. Occasionally, blood tests are done a few times. ...Read more

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What are the tests that shall confirm ARTHRITIS?

What are the tests that shall confirm ARTHRITIS?

X-rays: best test: Simple X-rays are often one of the best initial screening tests to evaluate for arthritis. Lower extremity x-rays are best performed in a weight bearing format to show the joints in a "worst case scenario" setting. ...Read more

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How soon does syphilis show up in a blood test?There are diff names for certain tests, does it matter what test?Do they detect all in same time frame?

How soon does syphilis show up in a blood test?There are diff names for certain tests, does it matter what test?Do they detect all in same time frame?

Syphilis: Usually within the first six weeks after a possible exposure. Syphilis is unique in that when one is infected in their mouth, vagina or rectum they may miss the first stage of syphilis because the sore it causes does not hurt. If one has an unexplained sore in this scenario then testing definitely should happen. But, in general six weeks. ...Read more

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What are they symptoms of a blood clot in the heart? What test diagnosis this?

What are they symptoms of a blood clot in the heart? What test diagnosis this?

Why do you ask?: Often there's none until it's too late. There are clinical situations in which it's expected -- famously, damaged valves, atrial fibrillation, or a previous myocardial infarction. An ultrasound / echocardiogram is often the key. Your PVC's, headache and tachycardia are almost certainly not due to an intracardiac thrombus. ...Read more

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If the nucleosomes (nuc) is positive in the ANA profile blood test, what exactly this mean? ?

Ana pattern: ANA patterns are often not reliable in diagnosing disease in practice. Pattern detection accuracy can also vary between different labs. Ultimately whatever results of an ANA that one obtains has to be interpreted in context of the patients symptoms and history. ...Read more

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Incorrect blood test results? 2 drs request blood. Blood taken for both at the exact same time in same lab. Cbc results very different. What to do?

Incorrect blood test results? 2 drs request blood. Blood taken for both at the exact same time in same lab. Cbc results very different. What to do?

CONFUSION: Many things may have happened including the lab mixing up your results and someone elses. Have the drs question the lab and find out. Or repeat the tests. Our civilization has many confusions that you just have to straighten out. ...Read more

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Can an ANA test or any blood test used to diagnose auto-immune diseases show all the types of lupus?

Can an ANA test or any blood test used to diagnose auto-immune diseases show all the types of lupus?

Not necessarily: Patients with systemic le will almost always have a positive ana. However, patients with lupus confined to the skin, i.e. Discoid le or scle (subacute cutaneous le)may not have a positive ana. A positive ANA by itself does not necessarily indicate sle and is seen in a number of medical conditions. The diagnosis of sle is made on the basis of historical, clinical and laboratory criteria. ...Read more

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Ana positive result (1:1280) in blood tests. All other blood tests normal. What could that mean?

Ana positive result (1:1280) in blood tests. All other blood tests normal. What could that mean?

Risk: That may mean you are at higher risk to develop an autoimmune disorders in the future. Since you are suffering from back pain already at your young age, perhaps you should see a rheumatologist to find out if there is any autoimmune disorder affecting your back unless the cause for the back pain is already known. ...Read more

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What do the IgG and igw blood tests test for?

Antibodies: IgG antibody usually means prior infection with the organism and IgM antibody means recent infection. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more