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I have suffered pain in my shoulder for over 2 years. I also have pain in other joints. Eventually I had a blood test but not because my GP suspected RA but to rule out other problems because I have Raynaud's Syndrome. Anyway the blood tests showed a slightly raised Rheumatoid Factor and raised serum protein. My GP has said because the normal range is up to 20 and mine is 22 she doesn't think a referral to a rheumatologist will serve any purpose. I have had a repeat blood test for the serum protein and I am waiting for that result. I'm unsure if my GP is right and referral is unnecessary. Just wondered if anyone had any experience of this?
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