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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?

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

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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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Can you tell me what can this mean when your blood work tests show negative for RA but still shows inflammation?

Can you tell me what can this mean when your blood work tests show negative for RA but still shows inflammation?

See details: That are numerous other disorders that can cause joint inflammation but elevated sed rate and CRP levels. In addition about 20-25% of patients with RA may never have positive blood tests for the disease. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hypothyroid, ra, MS and other problems, when the blood work said high lymph nodes, how do you know which doctor to go to when this comes up?

What to do if I have hypothyroid, ra, MS and other problems, when the blood work said high lymph nodes, how do you know which doctor to go to when this comes up?

Are you sure?: It would be unusual to have both ms and rheumatoid, but I have seen it. You may mean high lymphocyte numbers, but to see if this is an issue, contact your main doctor. If you do have ms, certain drugs for your arthritis would be contra-indicated, so you may need some future guidance and co-ordination. ...Read more

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Penny has RA and is on Orencia (abatacept) and methotrexate. Recent increase in joint pain along with low energy. Blood work says high WBC and high SED rate of 50?

Penny has RA and is on Orencia (abatacept) and methotrexate. Recent increase in joint pain along with low energy. Blood work says high WBC and high SED rate of 50?

Rheumatoid Arthritis: can sometimes be a tough condition to treat. Methotrexate is an excellent medication for RA but sometimes may need dose adjustments or adjunct treatment. Increasing joint pain and low energy are possible signs that the rheumatoid is not under control. A visit to the rheumatologist or treating physician is needed. ...Read more

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How often should blood work be redone to check for RA or Lupus?

How often should blood work  be redone to check for RA or Lupus?

Depends: Blood work may be done for initial diagnosis and those tests do not need to repeated once the diagnosis is established. There are different tests to measure the disease activity and those may be done to assess the effectiveness of treatment and the frequency varies with the disease activity and responsiveness to treatment. ...Read more

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How quick can a blood work test for lupus or RA go from constantly being negative to finally showing up as a positive?

How quick can a blood work test for lupus or RA go from constantly being negative to finally showing up as a positive?

Check the Laboratory: Call the laboratory and make sure that their quality controls were within their established standard deviations on the batch of tests that your specimen was run and also find out any possibility of false positives for that particular method that they are using to do your test. ...Read more

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Can you still have RA or lupus without it showing in blood work? Not sure what test doc did either.

Can you still have RA or lupus without it showing in blood work?  Not sure what test doc did either.

Potentially: Some patients with RA will not show positive blood markers for quite some time after they develop the condition. There is a term called seronegative spondyloarthropathies that describes a group of patients that clearly have an inflammatory arthritis, but there blood tests are negative. ...Read more