doctors today most un helpful you have had an mri etc etc

could not get an xray on me back to see if it had gone worse

or enything for that matter

the pople i payed to see

sendiing me for these blood tests

B12

CK

CRP

EPS

ESR

FBC

LFT

UE

SAN ANTI NEUTROPHIL

SRA CYTOPLASMIC ANTIBODIES RHEUMATOID FACTOR

WILL THESE THEST SHOW IF IF GOT RUMATOID OR NOT THAT IS THE QUESTION.

anyone know if im on the right tests i think this is still me knees which has spread into my back and other areas.

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  • You blood investigation seem in order to me. LFT check the function of your liver. FBC check your blood structure and cell development also anemia, low blood count. The doctor will then know the type of anemia if any. Then can treat as required or perform more investigations to find the cause. The rheumatoid factor can be positive or negative. If you read the section on this site sero blood results, this gives excellent advice

    MRI are performed to get an indication of -inflammation or abnormalities in the soft tissues.

    Alongside ESR and CRP they give the doctor relevant information on how to treat your condition.

    I hope this information is of help to You.

    Good luck

    Carole

  • Yes, I agree with Carole - seems like they've sent you for all the right stuff. Keep us all posted on the results!

    Sara x

  • THANK ALL

    ah good gos its killing todaY IN THE OLD KNEES AND ANKLES THEY SEEM DRYED UP TODAY WET YESTERDAY

    SO THE RUMI FACTOR COULD READ ZERO NOT GOT IT BUT YOU HAVE?

  • THANK ALL

    ah good gos its killing todaY IN THE OLD KNEES AND ANKLES THEY SEEM DRYED UP TODAY WET YESTERDAY

    SO THE RUMI FACTOR COULD READ ZERO NOT GOT IT BUT YOU HAVE?

  • You can be positive or negative for rheumatoid factor, and positive or negative for antibodies. Neither mean you have or haven't got RA if taken on their own - clinical signs, and inflammatory factors (like CRP and ESR) form part of the diagnosis too. They may suggest how severe the RA is, and whether or not it will be aggressive, but I understand that this is a moot point!

  • hi sootyb

    WHENT TO THE DOCS YESTERDAY HE WAS MOST UNHELPFULL I FEEL LIKE CHANGING ME DOCTOR IF I HAD NOT HAVE PAID TO SEE SOME PEOPLE I WOULD NOT HAVE GOT THESE.

    GOING TO CARAVAN FOR WEEK END IN OUR NEW CAR WE BOUGHT.

    MANAGED TO WALK TO ME NEXT HOUSE DOWN THE ROAD AND BACK THIS MORNING

    BOY WAS IT HARD I HATE CAMBERS ON ROADS. HURT ME ANKLE.

    BUT YA GOT TO KEEP EVERYTHING GOING

    I ASKED DOC COULD I NOT HAVE AN XRAY ON THE BOTTOM OF ME BACK SI JOINT which ruith told me AND HE SAID YOU HAVE ALREADY HAD MRI ISAID HAS THIS SHIFTED FURTHER WITH ME WALKING FUNNY.

    ASKED COULD I SEE ANOTHER RUMATOLOGIST HE SAID WAIT AND SEE BLOOD RESULTS FIRST. i cant do anything for you john

    what does moot point mean

    when ya on ya own ya on ya own but im not going to let it get me down

  • Best to wait for the bloods, as the GP will know what to put on the referral then. You may need to give the GP a push, if he's reluctant to refer on, but relax for the weekend and try to forget about the medical palaver, as you have enough on your plate with the pain!

    Moot point = issue open for debate

    Sara x

  • hi sara

    i have got nerve tests on monday wounder what these will be from the rumatologists

    whent for me bloods today and got that out the way

  • Hi Minka

    You may find it helpful to read our information on the blood tests used in the diagnosis and monitoring of rheumatoid arthritis: nras.org.uk/about_rheumatoi...

    There is also quite a useful website, 'Lab Tests Online' where you can find information about all blood tests: labtestsonline.org.uk/

    Kind regards

    Sarah Kate

    NRAS Helpline

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