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What does the rheumatoid factor blood test and their results mean to a patient?
Ara Dikranian, MD
San Diego Arthritis Medical Center, San Diego, CA

Date Added: 04/20/13

Rheumatoid factor is much more important in terms of it's positivity or negativity. Very often the actual number may not necessarily mean much other than maybe categorizing it as sort of a low level positive, intermediate, or high level positive. There's absolutely no value so far in serially moni...
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Ara Dikranian, MD, is a Rheumatologist at the San Diego Arthritis Medical Clinic, a single-specialty private practice in San Diego, California. Dr. Dikranian was board certified in rheumatology in 2000. He completed his medical school at the University of Southern California and Rheumatology training at the University of California San Diego. Dr. Dikranian has practiced rheumatology in the US and abroad since 2000 and is involved in clinical trials dealing with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, lupus, gout, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis and chronic pain.
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