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Alternative Names Red blood cells in urine; Hematuria test; Urine - red blood cells Normal Values Normal values are 4 red blood cells per high power field (RBC/HPF) or fewer. Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories. Talk to your doctor about the meaning of your specific test results. What abnormal results mean Greater than normal numbers of red blood cells in the urine may indicate: Acute tubular necrosis Cystitis (bladder infection) Glomerulonephritis Interstitial nephritis Pyelonephritis (kidney infection) Kidney trauma Kidney tumor Kidney stones Menstrual bleeding Prostatitis Additional conditions under which the test may be performed: Alport syndrome Complicated UTI (pyelonephritis) Membranoproliferative GN II Kidney vein thrombosis
Normal Values Normal values range from 2 - 18 units per 24 hours. Note: Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories. Talk to your doctor about the meaning of your specific test results. What abnormal results mean Increased levels of leucine aminopeptidase can be seen in several conditions: Cholestasis Cirrhosis Hepatitis Liver cancer Liver ischemia (reduced blood flow to the liver) Liver necrosis (death of live tissue) Liver tumor Pregnancy (late stage)
RF. ESR. Anti-CCP. ANA. CPR. No, these aren’t codes used by secret agents to communicate their missions. They’re names of blood tests used in diagnosing and managing rheumatoid arthritis. When you’re new to this disease, they can seem as mysterious and impenetrable as a secret language. What do they measure? What do the numbers mean? What’s normal, what isn’t? This post is all about demystifying RA blood tests .
RA Blood Tests
There are a number of blood tests that can be used when doctors are trying to find out if you have RA, as well as indicators of how the disease is managed. Some of the most common blood tests are:
Rheumatoid Factor (RF) . RF is a type of antibody that may be associated with inflammation. This is usually one of the first tests your family doctor will order if they suspect you might have inflammatory arthritis. However, it’s important to know that 20-30 percent of people with RA are negative for RF (also called seron...
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