Also known as Rf Blood test , helpful in Distinguishing Rheumatoid Arthritis From Other Autoimmune Disorders.
Now in Rs. 500
RHEUMATOID FACTOR (RF) by Thyrocare is group test which is originally priced at Rs 600 and now available at a discounted price of Rs. 500 which is inclusive of taxes .Fasting Not Required for RHEUMATOID FACTOR (RF) and sample can be collected at your home.
Blood Tests are an important and necessary part of health checkups. They provide a quantitative measure of cells, chemicals, proteins, or other contents of the blood. The Rheumatoid Factor Test also known as RA Factor test provides a count of the Rheumatoid Factor, an auto-antibody, which if present at high levels in the blood may indicate that the patient is suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), or other diseases.
Although a blood test is one of the most common and simple procedures to monitor or detect Rheumatoid Arthritis, At the same time, it does not provide a clear picture of the condition of the patient itself. Even a specific RF Blood Test does not give definitive results on whether or not the patient is suffering from a disease. However, it is an essential step to determine the cause of the patient’s symptoms.
Test Price : Rs. 500 ( Tax included )
RHEUMATOID FACTOR (RF) is a health checkup package which
includes important parameters.
Get tested for RHEUMATOID FACTOR (RF) at fully automated diagnostic laboratory Thyrocare which has Centralized Processing Lab (CPL) in Mumbai for esoteric tests and Regional Processing Labs in major cities of India.
Thyrocare Technologies Limited has huge set up covering over 2 Lakh sq. ft. floor area ensures zero error processing if approx 50 thousand specimens and over 3 lakh Clinical investigations per day is the right choice for your RHEUMATOID FACTOR (RF) testing.
The RA Factor Test in India is done to detect the level of Rheumatoid Factor in the blood that may be indicative of whether the patient is suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis or Sjogren's syndrome. It is a basic blood test that is further studied by practitioners to understand the condition of the patient.
Rheumatoid Arthritis has very generic symptoms that start to show over time and can develop even in young, healthy individuals. In fact, often the diagnosis of the disease is done at later stages. Thus, it is important to recognize the need to test for the same and employ its treatment.
Rheumatoid Factors are proteins released by the body’s immune system containing various types of isotopes that normally react to bacterial toxins or viruses, playing a protective role. However, excessive synthesis of this substance leads to an autoimmune and self-maintaining inflammatory response, causing diseases. Thus, by detecting the level of RF in the body, it tests for the indication of these diseases.
Faqs for Rheumatoid Factor (RF) Test in India
What are the Symptoms of RA Factor Test?
Abnormal levels of RF or RF-positive patients may suffer from the following symptoms:
• Aggressive and erosive joint diseases
• Low-grade fever
• Loss of appetite
• Breathing Issues
• Rheumatoid modules
What is the Procedure for RA Factor Test?
The RA Factor level detection is done through the immuno-nephelometry technique. This process is entirely automated. A reference sample with a known concentration is then used to compare the value obtained. The patient is required to fast for at least 10-12 hours before such a sample is collected. A healthcare provider performs venipuncture to collect your blood which is then tested to measure the level of RF in the body. Such a person will approximately draw 5 ml of blood and the collected sample is kept between 2C- 8C. A higher concentration of RF indicates the severity of the disease.
How to book RA Factor Blood Test in India?
RA Factor Blood test can be booked online by filling out procedure forms that ask for Name, Age, Address, etc. You may receive confirmation within 2-3 hours, Mediyaar in India provides exclusive Home service and reporting that is managed by Thyrocare Technologies Limited. Book Your test right away because we have kept the RA factor test price very suitable for all of our customers.
What diseases can RF Blood Test detect?
Even though it’s called the RF Blood Test, it tests for multiple diseases other than Rheumatoid Arthritis:
• Sjogren syndrome
• Chronic infections
• Inflammatory lung diseases likesarcoidosis
• Mixed connective tissue disease
• Systemic lupus erythematosus
Additionally, by being present at elevated levels they loosely indicate other diseases like
• Hepatitis C
• Subacute Infective Endocarditis
Who needs to take RA Test?
Generally, this test can be prescribed to patients above the age of 15. Up to 4% of young, healthy people and the elderly have been affected by the disease. Better results in terms of joint function and disability have been demonstrated with the early participation of rheumatologists in the care of RA patients.
What is a high level of RF?
The normal range of RF is 14 IU/ml. If a patient has a value higher than 14 IU/ml, then it is considered that the patient is RF-Positive. Normally, it is suggested that RF be present in the range of 0-14 IU/ml. While a higher level does not conclusively indicate that the patient is suffering from RA, since RF was the first autoantibody to be discovered in people with RA it is one of the primary indicators of the disease.
What else do you need to know about RF Testing?
Since RF levels can be positive even in non-RA conditions, this test does not provide a conclusive result as there is also a progressive increase in RF levels with age. It is also important to keep in mind that this test does not provide a conclusive result on whether the patient suffers from any disease.