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Can a ethrocyte sedimentation rate blood test detect inflammation if arthritis was present?

Can a ethrocyte sedimentation rate blood test detect inflammation if arthritis was present?

Esr: ESR elevation is non specific.. it means the liver is responding to inflammation from many causes. INfection, arthritis, tumor, virus or bactieria . In rheumatoid arthritis we use it as a marker for therapy efficacy.. ...Read more

Sedimentation Rate (Definition)

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


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What to do about rheumatoid factor: 1"60 titer, elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate what is the preliminary diagnoses?

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

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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

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

Nothing specific : These findings are not specific. This will depend on your total evaluation and why these tests being done. The test alone do not make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a normal RA Quantitative result in patient with RA? Sed Rate an CRP still elevated

Is it possible to have a normal RA Quantitative result in patient with RA? Sed Rate an CRP still elevated

Rheumatoid factor: Only 80% of patients with rheumatoid arthritis have a positive rheumatoid factor. Other tests we use include anti-CCP and 14-3-3 eta. I would recommend seeing a rheumatologist. It may be possible to still have rheumatoid arthritis if the test is negative. ...Read more

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What does a positive autoantibody and elevated sed rate mean?

What does a positive autoantibody and elevated sed rate mean?

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 more

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What is crp 14.7 level in blood test mean?

What  is crp 14.7 level  in blood test mean?

See details: CRP levels are elevated with any issue that cause an inflammatory response in the body. The level you list is mildly elevated. ...Read more

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What does the sed rate blood work test for?

What does the sed rate blood work test for?

Sign of inflammation: CRP and sed rate are often used together to look for signs of inflammation. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/sed-rate/basics/definition/prc-20013502. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the likely medical condition with elevated platelets wbc, sed rate positive ANA and anemia?

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

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What is aso titre in blood test?

What is aso titre in blood test?

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 more

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Crp was elevated now normal and sed rate is a little high. What is the difference?

Crp  was elevated now normal and sed rate is a little high. What is the difference?

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

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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?

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

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What is the rate of false positive potassium tests?

What is the rate of false positive potassium tests?

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

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What is a high sed rate indicating?

What is a high sed rate indicating?

Inflammation: The sed rate is a slow reacting blood test that can help determine inflammation in the body. The test results can't tell you what is inflamed, just that something is inflammed. Your doctor needs to determine the cause of the inflammation. ...Read more

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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?

Again, symptoms key: Here, positive labs tests are not clinically important without symptoms. Your ESR would be consistent with age; i would ignore that along with the ANA if there are no symptoms consistent with lupus. See your md. ...Read more

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What happens if monocyte and lymphocytes also erythrocyte sedimentation rate are all high?

What happens if monocyte and lymphocytes also erythrocyte sedimentation rate are all high?

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

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Rheumatism (Definition)

"rheumatism" is an older term, not used much today. Most people are referring to pain and swelling in the joints when they use this term. People may mean something different when they use this term in contrast to when they refer ...Read more