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What does a positive rheumatoid factor test result mean?

What does a positive rheumatoid factor test result mean?

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

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If I am pregnant and have a negative Rh factor and my child has a positive factor. What does it mean for us?

If I am pregnant and have a negative Rh factor and my child has a positive factor. What does it mean for us?

RhoGAM: You'll need injections of rh-immune-globulin (rhogam) at one or possibly more scheduled times in the pregnancy. It's been a standard part of prenatal care for many years, ask your OB doctor when you see him/her. ...Read more

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Could you have a positive rheumatoid factor and a high ANA but not have any illness?

Could you have a positive rheumatoid factor and a high ANA but not have any illness?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Arthritis: There are many causes of arthritis. It sounds like you have had some medical care for this before. I would recommend seeing your physician or rheumatologist for more information. ...Read more

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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 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?

Depends on other risks: Your risk of ectopic pregnancy depends on your other risk factors. If you have had a previous ectopic pregnancy, pelvic infection endometriosis or pelvic surgery see your doctor for an early ultrasound. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What factors decide whether you have blood that is negative or positive?

What factors decide whether you have blood that is negative or positive?

Blood typing: Your question is too vague. Negative or positive for what? If you mean rh positive or negative, blood typing would tell you. The rh factor like the blood type is inherited from your parents. ...Read more

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