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 is 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 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 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 on the condition of the patient itself. Even specific blood test for Rheumatoid Factor (RF) 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 patients’ 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.
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Rheumatoid Factor Test
The Rheumatoid Factor (RF) Test is one of the blood tests that 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 the Sjogren's syndrome. It is a basic blood test that is further studied upon by practitioners to understand the condition of the patient.
Rheumatoid Arthritis has very generic symptoms that starts 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 recognise 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 Test in India
What are the Symptoms of Rheumatoid Factor RF
Abnormal levels of RF or RF-positive patients may suffer from the following symptoms:
-Aggressive and erosive joint diseases
-Loss of appetite
What is the Procedure for Rheumatoid Factor Test?
The RF level detection is done through 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 upon 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. Higher concentration of RF indicates the severity of the disease.
How to book Rheumatoid Factor Blood Test in India?
Rf tests 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.
What diseases can Rheumatoid Factor (RF) Test detect?
Even though it’s called the ‘Rheumatoid’ Factor (RF) Test, it tests for multiple diseases other than Rheumatoid Arthritis:
-Inflammatory lung diseases like sarcoidosis
-Mixed connective tissue disease
-Systemic lupus erythematosus
Additionally, by being present at elevated levels they loosely indicate about other diseases like:
-Subacute Infective Endocarditis
Who needs to take Rheumatoid Factor 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 early participation of rheumatologists in the care of RA patients.
What is a high level of Rheumatoid Factor?
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 auto antibody 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 level 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.