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Rheumatoid Factor (RF)

Tests for 1 parameters

500

Sample(s) required
Blood
Preparation(s) required
No Fasting is not essential

Code: 25LT

Tests Details / Parameters

Overview

Rheumatoid factor Test forms part of the diagnostic and prognostic marker profile of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RA is a systemic autoimmune disorder that is responsible for chronic symmetric arthritis of peripheral joints commonly seen in adults. Progressive increase in values of RF during the first 2 years indicates the more severe course. RF titers are often associated with a difficult clinical course and generalised disease. Results from RF determinations should, however, always be evaluated in conjunction with clinical and other lab findings because low RA Factor levels do not necessarily demonstrate the absence of rheumatoid arthritis and high RF concentration are not limited to only rheumatic diseases; additional investigations regarding existence of disease may be required.
Rheumatoid factor test Elevated in
  • Infections (bronchitis, kala azar, leprosy, subacute bacterial endocarditis, syphilis, tuberculosis, viral infections)
  • Liver disease ( biliary obstruction, cirrhosis, fatty liver, granulomas, neoplasms, viral hepatitis)
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Paraproteinemia
  • Raynaud’s disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Leukemia
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
Values may decrease during remission but rarely becomes negative. Progressive increase in values during the first two years indicates a more severe course.
Also searched: rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatoid factor test, autoimmune disorder, RA factor
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FAQ's

Yes, you can book the tests online. Booking details are provided below.,

  1. Click on Book Now button.
  2. Fill details which is required for your booked profile.
  3. You will receive a call from Customer Support Executive for Scheduling and confirmation of your appointment for blood collection.
  4. Once confirmed you need to be on fasting for 10 to 12 hours.

Some of the tests require that the beneficiary is on fast for 10-12 hours before the sample collection is done. During fasting, no food or beverages are to be consumed by the beneficiary. Only water is permitted. If fasting is not followed. then the results of some of the tests would be affected.

 

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