I had an arthritis profile done. The results were normal except for a rheumatiod factor of 24. I do have pain that started in my feet 3months ago and pain and stiffness in fingers that started about 2 months ago. I am 49 years old with a normal bone density test and normal blood work. Could this still be RA with most blood results being normal? Thank you for your time! Janet
This rheumatoid factor result is barely positive, so I wouldn’t get too excited about it. The best thing to do in cases of persistent joint pain is to see a rheumatologist to see if there is physical evidence of joint inflammation. The blood tests are used to confirm what is found by medical history and physical examination.