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Have rhuematoid factor of 25 ccp. Having aching joints and fatigue in family history. What to do?

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i have rhuematoid factor of 25 ccp 6 XXXXXXX 1:80 family history of ra aching joints fatigue is this rhumatioid
Posted Mon, 24 Jun 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 35 minutes later
Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic
XXXXXXX stands for anti nuclear antibodies which are antibodies present in the blood of some persons that react to our own cells or tissues. They can be found in a number of different conditions including rheumatoid arthritis.If the ratio is greater than 1:160, the test is considered positive.
Since your XXXXXXX result is 1:80, it would be considered positive for XXXXXXX

Rheumatoid factor is used as a marker in persons with suspected RA. They are positive in 75% of persons with RA. These can also be positive in other conditions such as lupus.
A R factor of less than 15 IU/L is considered normal. Your value is above this range .

CCP- this test also looks for antibodies that may be present in RA patients. The normal value is less than 20 EU/ml , if your lab units are the same then your value would be in the normal range.

The low CCP does not conclusively mean that you do not have RA, but your doctor may also consider based on the other positive results, other autoimmune conditions . There are other autoimmune conditions that give positive results for rheumatoid factor and XXXXXXX such as lupus, polymyocytis, dermatomyocitis,

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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