The rheumatoid factor test is used to diagnose rheumatoid factor (RF) in your blood. This protein(RF) is part of a normal immunogenic response to the presence of a foreign body, such as bacteria or a virus, forming an intricate that the immune system can remove.
While normal antibodies attack pathogens like bacteria and viruses, autoantibodies such as RF mistakenly attack the body’s healthy cells and tissues.
Usually, not everyone has rheumatoid factors in their blood. And some people who have them are often healthy. But if you have specific symptoms and higher levels of rheumatoid factors, you may have an autoimmune disorder.
RF testing is mainly used with other tests to help diagnose rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder that damages joints and causes pain, swelling, and stiffness. It is a chronic (long-lasting) condition that can also affect your organs and cause other symptoms.
RF testing estimates the amount of RF in the blood. There are many ways to measure RF, like an antibody titer test. These tests help detect how much of a specific type of antibody is present in the blood. Usually, an average titer is about 1:80, whereas a higher (>1:80) is a positive result.
The test is recommended if you are going through symptoms like-
Some factors that may increase the risk include smoking, women who have not given birth, children of mothers who smoked, and obesity. A decreased risk has been associated with women who breastfeed their babies.
It can be advised while testing for other health conditions. Other conditions in which RF testing may be used include:
No special steps are to be taken before this test.
You may feel slight pain or a sting when the needle is inserted. And you may also feel some vibration at the site after the blood is drawn.MAKE A PAYMENT BOOK TEST SAMPLE
|Test Type||Rheumatoid Factor Test|
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