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What Is A Positive Ccp Factor Refer To
Auto-immune response: Rheumatoid factor is one of the auto-immune responses, however, it may also develop as a some what normal respose to infection. Any lab test needs to be evaluated in the context of the whole clinical picture and a positive rheumatoid factor, by itself, is not diagnostic of any disease. It supports a diagnosis rheumatoid arthritis and other auto-immune disorders. ...Read more
If I am pregnant and have a negative Rh factor and my child has a positive factor. What does it mean for us?
Why have tests?: It is possible to have these lab findings and not have a disease, however, why did you have the tests done? If you have some symptoms that prompted the tests then you need be evaluated for possible auto-immune disorder. ...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
I have a positive ANA result, dual pattern, speckled 1:80, and homogeneous 1:80...And low vitamin d. My rheum factor is 9. Should i be worried?
Need more info: So for any diagnosis of autoimmune disease (such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis), lab tests are actually not very helpful. Symptoms drive our decision on whether you need to be treated. These lab tests in a vacuum are not concerning. The low vitamin d can be easily treated by your md. ...Read more
My CRP is always high with a positive RA factor. My rheumy says I have Fibromyalgia. Why would my CRP continue to be high using nsaids and plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)?
I have a positive pregnancy test 6 days before my missed period, what is my chance to have an ectopic pregnancy although i don't have any risk factors?
I have a positive rheumatoid factor of 69 with no inflamation but I have nodules on my fingers and a swollen knee joint, what could this be?
My girlfriend took an e.P.T test and a vertical line appeared in both the control and test area. No horizontal lines. Is this a positive result?
A+sign means it is p: If it shows as a+ it is positive and if it is a-- means it is negative if it does not show+ it is supposed to be negative you can repeat the test if in doubt. ...Read more
Problem: Here's the deal: the numbers are meaningless without positive and negative controls. Different companies use different reagents. As such, the best thing you can do is go back to whomever administered the test and discuss results. ...Read more
Autoimmune disease: ANA (anti-nuclear antibody) is a blood test used by doctors that indicates the presence of an autoimmune condition in which the body's immune system is predisposed to recognize normal things in your body as foreign invaders that need to be attacked. The results are not specific for any particular disease if positive, but are a preliminary test, after which a range of possibilities are considered. ...Read more
Conditioning: Laughing is usually in response to external stimuli, especially in response to social situations. Laughing or something like it starts early in infancy and mothers and dads smile and laugh with their children which is a type of condition. Some think it opens certain aspects of the cerebral circulation which enhances well being. Laughing is the nucleus of sit-coms on tv. ...Read more
Smile when talking: Smiling sends people happy vibes whether speaking on the phone or in person. When in person it is contagious. Laughter is also important and lets people know you do not take yourself so seriously all the time. It also sends the message you can cope with difficulty. Sharing music and singing can also bring others joy and lets them know you are thinking of them instead of yourself. Hope this helps ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Neurologic test : The romberg test is used to investigate the cause of loss of motor coordination. A positive romberg test suggests that the motor coordination loss is sensory in nature, that is, depending on loss of proprioception ( awareness of the position of one's body). Its used frequently in neurological examinations. ...Read more
Complicated: Positive IgG antibody infers an infection that has resolved in the past or began more than 7 days prior. So it does not prove a current issue. IgM antibodies infer new infection, but because of immune complex formation in setting of acute disease, these can be false negatives. In that case, pcr can be performed and has higher chance of positivity in context of immune complex phenomenon. ...Read more
Be a Good Person: There are many ways to have healthy self-esteem. Most agree that there are two broad components to self-esteem: (1) the view that I am a worthwhile or good person; and (2) the view that I have some competence (i know things or know how to do things). If people continue to strive to be virtuous or good and to learn and develop skills they will tend to have a positive self-concept. Striving is key. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
? Vasculitis: An anca test is often used to screen for possible systemic vasculitis. The panca (mpo antibody) is also present in other unrelated disorders such as bowel disease. The canca is frequently associated with wegener's granulomatosis. These days, vasulitis is generally classified as either anca positive or anca negative. ...Read more
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