i had an rh factor test done as my bones and muscles hurt me so. i am only 34 years old. the rh factor was 16,000!!!! my doctor is retesting it as she does not think it was accurate. i do. i feel like im 1000 years old.
problem is my sed rate was only 1.
this was yesterday. i have not heard from her since about the new blood work. what should she be testing me for? could i have limes disease?
I agree, I think 1,600 RA is really high. So the question is, can a person have an elevated RF and a normal sed. The answer is yes. A new test for rheumatoid arthritis that measures levels of antibodies that bind citrulline modified proteins (anti-CCP) is more specific and tends to be only elevated in patients with rheumatoid arthritis or in patients about to develop rheumatoid arthritis.
This nfo is found @ http://www.webmd.com/rheumatoid-arthritis/guide/blood-tests
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