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high results for Rheumatiod Factor and CCP

I am a 55 yo male with  a RF level of >200 and a ccp level that was at least 5 times the reference number. does this indicate that the  process will be more severe or develop more rapidly?
Thanks for your inputs!
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1711789 tn?1361311607
Hi there!

While the levels of RF is directly correlated with the disease process and destructive arthritis; anti-CCP levels are not well correlated with the disease and largely have a pure diagnostic value.
Hope this information is helpful.

Take care!
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Thank you for your time in answering..I was beginning to wonder if the very high levels together were sentencing me to a very near future on disability. ;-)
Again, thank you for the informative answer!
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