I got the blood test results from the new rheumy this week. Some of the results were similar from before, and some were different. I would really appreciate it if someone here could help me interpreting the tests, as my rheumatologist is not very communicative at all...
Anyway, here it is:
RF Rheumaton was positive
RF RAPA was a low positive (1:40)
RF Elisa was positive (26)
RF IgM was positive (32)
ANA was a low positive
ENA was positive (6,24)
Anti SSA was positive (4,09)
Sed rate was slightly elevated (32)
B Hct (hematocrit) was slightly low (3,339)
HDL cholesterol was low (0,9)
OK, I understand that the cholersterol is just a general health indicator and has little to do with arthritis or other diseases. I've had positive ANA and SSA tests before, but then the numbers were a lot higher. So I guess that's good.
Is Hct the same as the number of red blood cells? Cause I've had a low blood count before, but then it was also a lot lower. I'm taking Plaquenil and I wonder if that is helping with the blood count and ANA or not.
Also, RF is positive which it hasn't been before. Yet, both rheumatologists I've seen say that I don't have rheumatoid arthritis, although both have noticed sore/swollen joints in my fingers. Is that because the numbers are too low? Does anyone know?
All I'm diagnosed with is fibromyalgia, but typical fibro means NORMAL blood tests and my tests have not been normal for over two years. It's not that I want
to have RA or anything, but I want my hands to get better and it will not get better if I'm not getting the right diagnosis or treatment.