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What Is A High Rheumatoid Factor Numbered
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
Would 176 RA IgM factor be considered a low positive for rheumatoid factor. What would be considered a positive level. My ccp level is normal.
It is positive: The level is not as important as what is your clinical examination and other findings. The positive rheumatoid factor by itself does not mean you have arthritis. There are other things that you rheumatologist will look forward to help clarify whether the positive rheumatoid factor is due to rheumatoid arthritis or something else. ...Read more
Depends on the range: The presence of rheumatoid factor but so is not diagnostic of anything. There are many causes of a positive rheumatoid factor besides rheumatoid matters. One of the most common is malaria which is a chronic infection. It can be found among lung problems liver problems many other medical conditions. ...Read more
Is a high CRP the reason for vasculitis(leukocytoclastic-idiopathic) or is vasculitis the reason for a high crp?
The best indicator: CRP is called an acute phase reactant because it can increase in response to acute conditions. The common belief is that CRP is the best objective indicator of inflammation. Some rheumatologists believe that it’s the only dependable inflammatory indicator for RA and other. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: High blood protein can be seen in different settings like in infections, chronic inflammation, chronic diseases, or sometimes in condition like plasma cell disorders. It is not specifically associated with and it is not particularly a sign of hodgkin's lymphoma . If you are concern about your health condition, you should go to see your doctor and discuss in detail with your doctor. ...Read more
The higher more sign: The higher the titer of rf, the more likely it is a significant indicator of an automimmune disease, most likely ra. However it can be quite elevated in sarcoid, sjogren's, cryoglobulinemia, among others to name a few. A ccp antibody should be the next test obtained. If significantly positive, the DX is probably ra. ...Read more
Possible for large doses of ibuprofen to affect blood test for rheumatoid arthritis/inflammation? My rf factor is in normal range as is ESR test.
My gad-65 antibody level is 3.4 u/ml. Is this considered low or high? Could it be related to something other than type 1 diabetes?
To clarify a prev question, is it possible autoimmune Thyroiditis can cause consistant low positive Rheumatoid Factor, SED Rate, CH50, and CRP?
I have raynauds with a high ANA and low positive anti ribosomal p-protein. Lumbar spine bmd is 2 sd below average. Is it sle?
Insufficient info: There are defined criteria for the diagnosis of sle and it would be best done by your doctor after evaluation of history, physical findings and lab tests. For more info on diagnostic criteria, please consult this site. http://www.rheumatology.org/practice/clinical/patients/diseases_and_conditions/lupus.asp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hubbie palliative cancer - what is difference between high WBC and crp? As both represent infection what is the explanation of one high and one low?
Nonspecific: The WBC tells you how many white blood cells are circulating in the blood. This can be high with infection, but can also become very low with either infection or certain cancer therapies as the cells become depleted. CRP is an "acute phase reactant" which is a protein that is made during times of inflammation. This may or may not be high during an active infection. Trends may be important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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