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I have done three blood tests in the last three months , every thing was normal except Rheumatoid factor
my RF was in January 65
in February it was 62
in March it was 69
My symptoms looks like [Lupus or Multiple sclerosis]
could some one with Multiple sclerosis have an elevated Rheumatoid factor ?
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replied March 31st, 2017
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Rheumatoid arthritis, RA is a clinical diagnosis based on patients symptoms, examination, and radiology, and may be made in the absence of positive autoantibodies.

A cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody (CCP) test may be ordered along with, or following, a Rheumatoid factor (RF) test to help diagnose Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) when a patient has joint inflammation and/or undiagnosed or undifferentiated inflammatory polyarthritis (symptoms may suggest but do not yet meet the criteria of RA).

Your RF levels are elevated (normal less than 23).

As a rule, test results on their own, outside the context of clinical symptoms and signs, cannot be assessed.

Nonetheless, if a patient is positive for both CCP and RF, it is very likely that they have RA.

If a patient is positive for CCP but not RF and clinical signs suggest RA, then it is likely that they have early RA or that they will develop RA in the future.

You should consult with your doctor who can examine you and then provide a proper advice.
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