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Rheumatoid factor (rf)

rheumatoid factor (rf)

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Rheumatoid Factor (RF) is an immunoglobulin M protein, produced by the body’s immune system. This protein attacks the body’s tissues as it mistakenly identifies them as a foreign entity. The rheumatoid factor test determines the level of rheumatoid factor in your blood to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis. Higher RF concentrations are often linked to autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and Sjogren's syndrome. Other conditions that may elevate RF concentration in the blood include hepatitis, viral or bacterial infections, and endocarditis. There is also a gradual rise in RF levels with age. Book a Rheumatoid Factor test from Thyrocare to avail of the service at your doorsteps at a low cost.

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Technician from Thyrocare will be assigned for a free home sample collection after booking confirmation.
Sample will be collected by our technician at your address at given slot.
Soft copy reports will be sent to your email address within 24 to 48 hours of samples reaching the lab.

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Rheumatoid Factors (RF) are proteins produced by the immune system. These proteins can attack healthy tissues in the body. Elevated levels of RF in the blood are associated with autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis and Sjogren's syndrome. This test measures the amount of RF present in the bloodstream and helps pinpoint the diagnosis, most commonly used for diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis and differentiating it from other types of arthritis. An appropriate diagnosis can help choose a suitable treatment approach.

The test does not demand any special prior preparation, and an intravenous blood sample is collected.

This test can be availed at our center nearest to you or at the comfort of your home. For later, please select our home collection services while booking.

Antinuclear antibody, Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide, C-reactive protein, Erythrocyte sedimentation rate, Serum calcium, Vitamin D.

Rarely, the skin site from where the blood is drawn can become irritated, reddish, or swollen. However, these symptoms often disappear quickly.

The alternate name for the RF test is the RF Blood test.

High levels of RF in the blood indicate the below-mentioned conditions Rheumatoid arthritis Other autoimmune diseases such as lupus, Sjogren's syndrome, juvenile arthritis and scleroderma, Chronic infections such as Hepatitis Certain cancers such as leukemia.

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, wherein the immune system starts attacking the joints, starting with the lining of joints. It commonly affects people between 40 and 60 years of age, and women are more prone to it than men. Osteoarthritis is not an autoimmune disease. It may occur by wear and tear of the cartilage that caps the bones in the joints, causing the bones to rub against each other. It commonly affects adults over the age of 65 years.

Nearly 40% of people with rheumatoid arthritis experience symptoms that lie beyond the scope of the joints. Such affected body parts include Skin, Eyes, Lungs, Heart, Kidneys, Bone marrow, Blood vessels