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RA test

My ra test is 111 is that a positive ra diagnosis? I can’t see my rheumatologist until November.

  1. Unfortunately, RA is such a unique and individual illness it's almost impossible to tell whether or not you have RA from one test even if I was a physician, which I'm not. The rheumatologist uses the test results, their examination, your medical history, and their years of experience and knowledge to make their best guess as to whether or not it is RA that you are dealing with. I know that's not the answer you wanted, but it's the best we can give from here. In the meantime, maybe give the doc a call? Whatever happens just know we'll be here for you. Keep on keepin' on, DPM

    1. Hi . Just to follow up on the excellent information provided on the complexity of getting an RA diagnosis, our editorial team put together this article on the diagnostic process: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/diagnosis. I addition, it may be useful to check with your rheumatologist to see if you can get on a wait list for cancellations. If you can make yourself available this can often substantially reduce you wait for an appointment (I actually was just able to do this to start seeing a physical therapist). Wishing you the best and please feel free to keep us posted on how you are doing. Richard (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)

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