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Please advise on rheumatoid factor test

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 13, 2008
  • 06:24 PM

have joint pain in both of my ankles, feet and toes. Sometimes in fingers. I went to a rheumatologist and he did a rheumatoid factor test. He is on vacation for the next couple of weeks, but sent me my test results. Rheumatoid factor by latex. Rheum-factor 1:160 A RFQnt 31 H Rheum-factor:RA:A pos. result neither rules in nor rules out rheum A. Likewise, low/neg titers/results do not exclude RA. Assess with clinical and other lab findings. RFQnt: Results >12 IU/ml are positive. RF titer is estimated from prior correlation studies.

Does anyone know what this means?

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