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:: Annual Check Up ::

:: Annual Check Up ::

The results of my health check up arrived.
Total cholesterol - 169mg/dl. Good.
Thyroid Free T4 - 1.03 ng/dl. Good.
Liver Bilirubin 0.5 mg/dl. Good.
Everything else seemed okay except:
Urea 41 mg/dl, slightly above reference range of 15-40
and R A Factor of 41 above reference range of (<35)
My R A Factor is consistently high.

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Hi Will,

I wouldn't worry too much about the raised rheumatoid factor as it is a fairly non-specific test. There are MANY reasons why your RA assay may be raised (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis, SLE, scleroderma, Sjögrens, infectious mononucleosis, viral hepatitis, TB, syphillis) so unless you have joint symptoms, you should be fine.

Your urea is only very slightly elevated. If you took your blood test in the fasting state, that may explain it. Usually a sign of dehydration, so drink more fluids!


Thanks Kiat (whoever you are).
Appreciate your explanation. =)

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