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Rhematoid arthritis anti CCP test done while in flare up.

I received a positive rheumatoid factor test back the other day. I was told I should also have an anti CCP test done to confirm. Is this a test that I should have done while in a flare up? Would it show a stronger positive if that's what I do in fact have? Thanks in advance
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replied March 13th, 2014
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replied March 13th, 2014
As long as you are still experiencing the symptoms of RA, then the test will be positive, unless you magically wake up and go into remission. Which I highly doubt is going to happen, so do not sweat it. Also, you should have your hormones tested. For example, typically, low testosterone or testosterone deficiency can is a precursor to RA. There have been patients who corrected such deficiencies and found decreases in their RA symptoms.
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replied March 14th, 2014
Hey,the doctor has asked you to do an anti - ccp test in order to confirm your RA.This test gives a more effective result to confirm the diagnosis. Because all people with a positive Rheumatoid Factor do not necessarily have Rheumatoid Arthritis.
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Hey,the doctor has asked you to do an anti - ccp test in order to confirm your RA.This test gives a more effective result to confirm the diagnosis. Because all people with a positive Rheumatoid Factor do not necessarily have Rheumatoid Arthritis.
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Hey,the doctor has asked you to do an anti - ccp test in order to confirm your RA.This test gives a more effective result to confirm the diagnosis. Because all people with a positive Rheumatoid Factor do not necessarily have Rheumatoid Arthritis.
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replied March 14th, 2014
hey..rheumatoid factor does not confirm that you have rheumatoid arthritis and so an anti ccp test is carried out to confirm rheumatoid athritis.
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