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What Is Sed Rate In Rheumatoid Blood Test
Is the rate at which red blood cells sediment in a period of 1 hour. It is non-specific measure of inflammation. It is performed by placing anticoagulated blood sample in an upright tube (westergren tube) then measuring the rate at which red blood cells fall (in mm per hour). It is useful in diagnosis of some diseases, such as autoimmune diseases, for assessment of severity of ...Read more
What do these blood tests indicate?
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate and c-reactive protein ESR is 21 and the c-reactive is 0.6
What to do about rheumatoid factor: 1"60 titer, elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate what is the preliminary diagnoses?
Not rheumatoid: This may not be rheumatoid arthritis. Other medical causes can be the reason. We need more information. Your physician can clarify this ...Read more
If a lupus panel was negative and awaiting serum electrophise test what would that tell ? My sed rate is elevated and ANA positive w/ speckled pattern
Is it possible to have a normal RA Quantitative result in patient with RA? Sed Rate an CRP still elevated
Inflammation: Elevated sed rate usually indicates inflammation that may be due to infection or other causes, such as autoimmunity. Elevated sed rate and positive autoantibody (ana, i presume) warrant further investigation to diagnose or exclude an autoimmune disorder like rheumatoid arthritis, sle or the like. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
Positive arthritis-joint inflammation condition but negative rheumatoid factor in blood panel. What is the reason?
Many possibilities: Even in rheumatoid arthritis, 25% of people never make rheumatoid factor. A host of joint diseases, including most juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, gout, infectious arthritis, parvo b19, chikungunya, lyme disease, hemochromatosis, alkaptonuria, reactive arthritis and psoriatic arthritis usually have no rheumatoid factor. ...Read more
Could you tell me what is the likely medical condition with elevated platelets wbc, sed rate positive ANA and anemia?
Not Enough info: Each abnormal results will give you their own differentials. That means too many to list here. Infectious or autoimmune diseases need to be ruled in or out asp . Not enough information to comment on the anemia. You need to follow up with your doctor for further work up and treatment without delay. ...Read more
ASO test: This test is used to detect prior infection by group a streptococcus, the bacteria responsible for diseases such as strept throat, glomerulonephritis, rheumatic fever, bacterial endocarditis, and scarlet fever. The aso antibody may be found in the blood weeks or months after the primary infection has gone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflammation : Both ESR and CRP reflect an inflammatory state. They need to be interpreted in the context of the clinical picture. At any rate, without knowing too much about you, i can say that it is a very good sign that your ESR normalized. A slight elevation of the sedimentation rate is nonspecific and may be meaningless. ...Read more
What is a good number for rheumatoid titer? Mines a 10. Is that bad? What is a good number for sed rate westergren? Mines 3. Shouldi get other tests?
Possibly normal: Tests without symptoms are not useful. If you had severe morning stiffness lasting more than an hour in knuckles of both hands i might say you had ra. But, if you have no significant symptoms i would say you need no further testing. Your doc should be responsible for explaining the meaning of tests ordered and justifying further testing. ...Read more
Blood test shows markers for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis,cbc showed high white blood count. What does this mean? Do I have the auto immune issues
False positive?: Potassiu tests are levels of teh element potassium in your blood. If you mean what can cause elevations, there are a number of possibilities. Diabetes can cause fluctuations in potassium levels. Certain antihypertensives like potassium sparing diuretics and ace inhibitors can also increase potassium levels. Check with your physician regarding the relevance of your increase. ...Read more
Sed rate suppose to be under 20. Mine is 30. Crp ok. Ana positive 1:640 speckled pattern . All other ANA panel negative. What does this suggest?
Paraproteinemia: The Sed Rate often goes up if there is inflammation somewhere in the body but it can also go up if lymphocytes are producing excessive protein (called immunoglobulin) . This is called a paraproteinemia. This might represent a blood disorder. I suggest you chat with your Doctor to see if this is a old vs a new finding. If new, then your doctor may want you to see a hematologist to clarify. ...Read more