Tagged: RF

Negative RF Positive Anti-CCP Test, Rheumatoid or I am safe?

Anti-CCP antibodies in the blood are the most specific proteins for Rheumatoid Arthritis, So that clinical decision cannot neglect positive anti-ccp results when diagnosing RA disease. Modern guidelines recommend for integration of Positive RF test and Positive Anti ccp test along with RA signs and symptoms to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis illness for sure. But, sometimes a person has joint pain every morning and bone pain, etc, his’her doctor will recommend RF, Anti-ccp tests as an Rheumatoid preliminary panel, the person go to the laboratory to ensure that he or she doesn’t has Rheumatoid. And surprise, RF test came negative which means no...

ASO Titer Explained

Previously we presented what is ASO titer meaning, and what to do when ASO titer go positive in blood results, this is to list the normal ASO titer and abnormal ASO titres that require more investigations, medical action and treatment. Previous Elevated ASOT meaning Basically: ASO is a medical term for “antistreptolysin O”, antistreptolysin O is a medical term for “ASO antibody” or “ASO Ab”, which is a weapon released against foreign attacks by a substance called “streptolysin O”, streptolysin O is a bacterial toxin breaks blood cells and causes hydrolysis of your blood, complications of high ASO titers include kidney...

High ESR Blood Test Results (Elevated RBC Sed Rate Levels)

What is sed rate? Sed rate is a short form for Erythrocyte sedimentation rate and abbreviated to ESR Test too. Sedimentation rate blood test is measured by letting an amount of blood to separated and settled to the bottom of a tube in a certain amount of time, so that the RBC sed rate is the volume of Red blood Cells precipitated in an hour time. What is sed rate used for? Why my doctor want me to take ESR blood test? The main purpose to measure the rate of RBC sedimentation is to monitor the inflammation progress, Inflammation means...

What Blood Test For Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis? (RF and Anti-CCP Explained)

Rheumatoid Arthritis Blood tests and Normal Ranges  Laboratory diagnosis must contain all tests that help understand exactly the body status of the patient, also lab test results must come to clearly state the reasons of most complains. Recommended Blood Tests to diagnose RA: Serum Rheumatoid Factor test (RF), Anti-CCP are tests better diagnosing RA disease. CBC, CRP, and ESR are tests help in confirming inflammation of the body’s tissues. The time required to receive results: usually tests take from 1 hour up to 6 hours. Fasting for 6 hours is Preferred before going to the lab. Costs of RA tests panel...