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Normally people that have RA have a what is referred to as rheumatoid factor in their blood. This can be higher or lower and is usually higher in those that have RA. Many people have rheumatoid factor but never show symptoms. However in some cases people present with what for intent and purpose is exactly the same disease as RA with no rheumatoid factor in their system and this is referred to as serum negative RA. There is no specific test at this time to detect rheumatoid arthritis.

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