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What Does A High Sed Rate Mean
I'm 23 male my ra factor is 100 positive my ccp is 16 negative , sed rate 12 negative, and crp .13 negative can high blood fats cause + ra factor?
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, rheumatoid factor is not a specific marker for rheumatoid arthritis. It can be positive in many situations, including recovery from infection. High blood fat per se is not a cause of +RA factor. ...Read more
Hello. : Hello. A sed rate is another term for an erythrocyte sedimentation rate (esr). It is a test that can help detect inflammation (acute or chronic). However, it is a nonspecific test, so the ESR could be elevated for many different reasons to include infections, cancers, and autoimmune diseases. Your doctor will no doubt use this piece of information combined with results of other lab tests, your medical history and your physical examination to help determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more
I have an abnormal Microcyte 1+ result. What does this mean? I have other abnormalities such as a high Sed Rate, CRP, Segs, RDW, Beta, Beat Glob, etc
Not specific: High erythrosedimentation rate or high ESR. It is used as a tool very often to find out levels of inflammation but is not specific or diagnostic of one disease. If it is normal then most likely there is no active inflammation ( that can be due to rheumatologic disorders), malignancy or infecions. But if high, then it matter most in which context was done because may signified any of those 3. ...Read more
Inflammation: Elevated sed rate usually indicates inflammation that may be due to infection or other causes, such as autoimmunity. Elevated sed rate and positive autoantibody (ana, i presume) warrant further investigation to diagnose or exclude an autoimmune disorder like rheumatoid arthritis, sle or the like. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
40yr old Fem Sed Rate Rising: 0806, 1544, 2201; Hosp. 3x's in past 3mos. (LE weakness, Chest Pain, SOB). Sed Rate is very high - what could this mean?
My ANA is positive speckled 1:640 it was 1:160 in july. Sed rate is elevated. What does that mean for the ana? How bad is that?
Non-specific: In the absence of symptomatic expression of disease, titer and pattern of the ANA test, with the minimally (if at all) elevated ESR would suggest only that there is some non-specific source of inflammation and this could be nearly anything. Best thing to do is to have an astute pcp or a rheumatologist see you and order the appropriate diagnostic tests if they feel they are clinically warranted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a sed rate of 30 high? What does this mean? A cause of my chronic hives? Also my rdw was high...at a 18.8
Sed rate: A sed rate of 30 is not too high, normal is up to around 20. It is a lab doctors use to follow inflammation in the body, it may be high due to your hives, or arthritis, or infection, or another auto immune disease. You do not treat a see rate, rather you look for some cause of inflammation in the body that may be triggering it to be elevated. ...Read more
Can't answer: Labs mean nothing apart from the history and physical exam. How high? How low? Reference ranges are set so that at least 5% of healthy folks fall outside. You need a good relationship with a competent physician who communicates, and you need to stop trying to match yourself with things you read on the internet. We can handle specific questions but can substitute for your personal physician. ...Read more
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