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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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Lupus sle panel blood test shows pos myocardial ab, if, myocardial ab titer 1:40, gastric pareital cell 43, RA factor 30. What does this mean?

Lupus sle panel blood test shows pos myocardial ab, if, myocardial ab titer 1:40, gastric pareital cell 43, RA factor 30. What does this mean?

Difficult to say: Without specific patient scenario, it is difficult to interpret. You can have lab test anomaly without clinical disease. Open the case... ...Read more

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Can RA factor still be detected in the blood test after 8 years of onset ? I tested serronegative then but I want to retest for RA now.

Can RA factor still be detected in the blood test after 8 years of onset ? I tested serronegative then but I want to retest for RA now.

It can change.: Rhumatoid arthritis may be seronagative and with time convert to seropositive. If you believe you have RA there are other tests to administer like anti cccp. The clinical presentation remains an important feature for diagnosis, so follow up with a Rheumatologist to confirm your symptoms. ...Read more

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What is apca blood test when checking for ra? My sed rate rheu factor and c reactive protein are all normal. I have stiff fingers and swollen tendons like trigger fingers in am.

What is apca blood test when checking for ra?  My sed rate rheu factor and c reactive protein are all normal. I have stiff fingers and swollen tendons like trigger fingers in am.

Best RA test: Anti-citrullinated protein antibody. Probably my typographical error -- acpa is considered by many to be more sensitive and more specific for rheumatoid arthritis than any of the old classic tests you have listed. So is anti-cyclic citrullinated protein. Your physician is familiar with these. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dull pain on weigh bearing rheumatologist think it's due to chronic vit d deficiency now vit d normal nuclear bone scan ra factor blood test normal can it be osteomalacia my alkaline phosphate normal?

Dull pain on weigh bearing rheumatologist think it's due to chronic vit d deficiency now vit d normal nuclear bone scan ra factor blood test normal can it be osteomalacia my alkaline phosphate normal?

Be patient: Rheumatologist are very knowledgeable, and evaluate this kind of condition several times daily. If your Vit D has been low for several months or years, then thinning of the bones is likely to have taken place. Normalizing the deficient level will not immediately bring about bone density improvement - it will take 1 to 2 years. Hopefully, your symptoms will start to improve within 6 months. ...Read more

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Blood test results =ldh is high 619, CPK ok, anf +iv, RA factor n CRP -iv, anticcp ok, WBC 4.7, i've muscle n joint pain and fatigue, suggestions plz?

Blood test results =ldh is high 619, CPK ok, anf  +iv, RA factor n CRP -iv, anticcp ok, WBC 4.7, i've muscle n joint pain and fatigue, suggestions plz?

See your doctor: A LDL of the level you have listed is concerning. Further studies need to be performed. This requires a comprehensive medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Does the blood test for RA have false negatives?

Does the blood test for RA have false negatives?

Clarify: Done correctly, the test simply tells whether rheumatoid factor is present in the blood. Around 25% of people with obvious rheumatoid arthritis never develop rheumatoid factor in the blood. Rheumatology has many labs but all are ancillary to the history and physical exam. As a pathologits -- "treat the person, not the numbers.". ...Read more

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My blood test for rfigm was 176 the normal range is 0-25. Would this indicate a positive RA result?

My blood test for rfigm was 176  the normal range is 0-25. Would this indicate a positive RA result?

Yes: False positives sometimes occur, but those are usually not this high. The blood test doesn't equal a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis all by itself, but if you have painful, stiff, swollen joints, that is the most likely diagnosis. See a rheumatologist - the sooner the better. ...Read more

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On a blood test my RA level is 6 6 and CRP inflam is 9 26 are they good levels or are they high or low ?

On a blood test my RA level is 6 6 and CRP inflam is 9 26 are they good levels or are they high or low ?

Can't tell.: Levels can't be judged without units or context. These numbers might be wonderful for one person and horrible for another. If you have a rheumatic disease let your doctor worry about the numbers while you pay attention to the symptoms. ...Read more

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I have RA. Diagnosis from bone scan. Blood test normal so far. My RF was 9 five months ago & now is 12. Will this number continue to rise with time?

I have RA. Diagnosis from bone scan. Blood test normal so far. My RF was 9 five months ago & now is 12. Will this number continue to rise with time?

Possibly, Do check:: with your Rheumatologist as he can help you monitor it and may even start you on meds to control it, depending on your clinical findings and symptoms. We would like to treat YOU rather than a lab result. ...Read more

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I had blood test for inflammation it showed 62% inflammation. This is high they said. I have RA. But, not that bad could there be something else too?

I had blood test for inflammation it showed 62% inflammation. This is high they said. I have RA. But, not that bad could there be something else too?

Need more info: 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, it is not clear what is 62%. It may have helped to have all the results, however, it would be better to talk to your doctor who knows more about your health. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Both elbows stiff, painful, left is mild, right is more severe. NOT swollen. Had blood test recently, no RA antibodies. Painful to straighten.

Both elbows stiff, painful, left is mild, right is more severe.  NOT swollen.  Had blood test recently, no  RA antibodies. Painful to straighten.

Could be a simple --: problem like Tennis Elbows. Take some pain meds, do stretching exercises, as much as you can, Use an Elbow straps, both sides and try straightening them out with gentle exercises 3-4 times a day for 5 minutes each time. If not improving with these then seeing an Orthopedist would be beneficial. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I have RA and am taking biologic medications. My most recent blood test showed WBC count of 4.9 cell/mm3. Is this dangerously low?

I have RA and am taking biologic medications. My most recent blood test showed WBC count of 4.9 cell/mm3.  Is this dangerously low?

No: This is on the low side of normal. But what is more important is the breakdown of different white blood cells like neutrophils versus lymphocytes. Overall, it's probably of limited concern and will likely be fine to be just monitored in the future. If you have significant concerns I would consider reviewing this with your mother's primary care physician or rheumatologist. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I got my CRP blood test back and it came back high 25.7 mg/l..Lupus and RA are negative..I have a normal CBC also and all other normal test..Any idea?

I got my CRP blood test back and it came back high 25.7 mg/l..Lupus and RA are negative..I have a normal CBC also and all other normal test..Any idea?

Not enough info: Why was the CRP ordered in the first place? You need to supply specifics if you want a specific answer. The CRP is a nonspecific indicator of inflammation. The causes of an elevated CRP are endless. ...Read more

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I have stiff joints in all my ten fingers. It is painful when i bend the fingers. What is the cause and treatment ? Have done blood test.Ra is 10

Many possibilities: Many possibilities. Etiology must be identified before treatment is initiated. It must be determined whether inflammation is present and what other problems are active. ...Read more

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Rheumatoid Arthritis (Definition)

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