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What does a mildly positive rheumatoid factor test indicate?
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Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: It depends
A rheumatoid factor (RF) is a non-specific result.
It can be positive in Rheumatoid Arthritis and a variety of other conditions. Many have a positive RF and have no disease at all (false positive). What's most important is your symptoms. Certain patterns of joint pain, stiffness and fatigue can be related to rheumatoid arthritis for example. Then the positive RF is significant.

In brief: It depends
A rheumatoid factor (RF) is a non-specific result.
It can be positive in Rheumatoid Arthritis and a variety of other conditions. Many have a positive RF and have no disease at all (false positive). What's most important is your symptoms. Certain patterns of joint pain, stiffness and fatigue can be related to rheumatoid arthritis for example. Then the positive RF is significant.
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Rheumatoid factor is
An antibody that is not normally found in the blood, so your body's production of it may indicate RA or another connective tissue disease.
In general a normal titer is a value at or below 1:20; a normal unit level is less than 23 units/ml. Readings above these mean that your rf is elevated.According to the arthritis foundation, the higher your rf, the more active and severe your disease is.

In brief: Rheumatoid factor is
An antibody that is not normally found in the blood, so your body's production of it may indicate RA or another connective tissue disease.
In general a normal titer is a value at or below 1:20; a normal unit level is less than 23 units/ml. Readings above these mean that your rf is elevated.According to the arthritis foundation, the higher your rf, the more active and severe your disease is.
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