Rheumatoid factor in pregnancy?

Not specific. Rheumatoid factor is the response of the body to a chronic problem. The exact problem needs to be identified. Although there are lots of reasons your physician will need to clarify why the rheumatoid factor is present. Is unlikely that pregnancy is the reason.

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What does rheumatoid factor mean for pregnancy?

Depends on why. The rheumatoid factor blood test is designed to confirm rheumatoid arthritis in patients who have the symptoms and the physical signs of rheumatoid arthritis (ra). If there is no hard evidence to suspect ra, the test is worthless as it cannot diagnose RA just by being positive. There are numerous causes for a false positive rheumatoid factor. Healthy individuals may have a positive test. Read more...

What is postpartum rheumatoid factor?

RF detected postpart. This is a poor term, meaning a rf detected postpartum. But it also refers to a flare in ra, or the appearance of RA after pregnancy. Such, these are poor definitions, even though arthritis can flare frequently after a delivery! Read more...

Can you still have rheumatoid arthritis with a negative rheumatoid factor test?

Yes. While the vast majority of patients with RA have a positive rf, a certain percentage do not. Typically, the younger the patient, the better the chance the rf may be negative, depsite a clinical diagnosis of ra. Read more...
Most, no! -possible. Most RA patients are rheumatoid factor positive (> 95%). However, some rheumatoid factors are nit the IgM type detectable with standard assays. A more specific test is the ccp antibody. Rember, false positive rf tests are seen in up to %% of the population. Read more...

How is it possible for someone to have rheumatoid arthritis with a negative rheumatoid factor?

Negative RA test. Yes. About 10% of cases have a negative RA test though sometimes newer tests can still be positive. Read more...
Great question! Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a disease that generally causes stiffness, swelling, and pain of the small joints of the body (wrists, fingers) in a symmetric manner. For the majority of patients with RA, rheumatoid factor and anti-CCP antibodies are found in the blood. However, these tests are not required to make the diagnosis if there are other findings on exam that are consistent with RA. Read more...

My rheumatoid factor count is 119. Anti ccp negative. What risks do I have in future? I'm Married 23 F

See details. The risk is small. Rheumatoid factor is not specific and can be positive in numerous conditions and in normals. The CCP is a much better indicator of future risk. Why were the tests done in the first place? Read more...

What does this mean on rheumatoid factor 1rf < 10.0 <20 iu/m1 sjogren's antibodies are still pending?

Tests for auto- Immunity. There are a number of test for auto-immune processes. One of those is rheumatoid factor, which is negative in your case. Another test, sjogren's antibodies has not been completed yet. Read more...