Do you have bacteria in your when you have an active inflammation (RA)? I am just looking back at the results I got a few months ago. At the time I had 278 Ra factor. My MD is hopeless, and so I requested the results of the complete blood count he made plus urine. Thinking back it seems odd that he let the bacteria in the urine pass by. I don't know, do anyone on this board know more about this?