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RHEUMATOID FACTOR (RF) Test

RHEUMATOID FACTOR (RF) Test

Disease group: ARTHRITIS AUTOIMMUNE

Actual Price: Rs. 500 Offer Price Rs. 500

Advantages of RHEUMATOID FACTOR (RF) test :

Rheumatoid factor (RF) is an autoantibody or protein produced by our immune system which erroneously attacks body's own tissues, identifying them as 'foreign' entities. It is a useful indicator for any autoimmune and inflammatory activity inside the body.

What is the need for RF test?

An estimation of RF antibody levels by taking a venous blood sample gives an evidence of an existing rheumatic condition (like arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, etc.), chronic infection or underlying pathological conditions like:
- Liver diseases
- Inflammatory muscle and lung diseases
- Abnormal proteins in blood
- Lupus
- Cancers
- Sj??gren's syndrome (chronic autoimmune condition with degeneration of salivary and lachrymal glands) Vasculitis

When is RF test prescribed?

When patients show symptoms of
Warm, swollen joints
Stiffness and joint pain in legs, arms, etc.
Nodules under the skin
Loss of cartilage and bone

RF test is also prescribed with other autoimmune-related tests

When patients show symptoms of
- Antinuclear antibody (ANA)
- Biomarker for inflammation: C-reactive protein (CRP) and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)
- Complete blood count (CBC)

Signs and symptoms of RA

The symptoms of RA develop gradually and can vary from person to person based on the onset and severity of the condition. Depending upon the stage and severity, different parts may be affected. Symptoms include,
Morning stiffness lasting for an hour
Pain, redness and swelling in the joints
Difficulty in movements of affected joint
Loss of appetite
Weight loss
Fatigue
Shortness of breath
Rheumatoid nodules (the bumps developed underneath the skin around joint area)
Inflammation in the lining around the heart
Inflammation of eyes

What causes RA?

Though RA is the most common form of arthritis, the exact causative factor is yet to be completely understood by the medical community. In RA, the body's immune system mistakenly attacks it's own tissues or cells, instead of protecting it from foreign invaders. An abnormal immune response produces variety of molecules (antibodies), which results in severe inflammation and damage to the cartilage and tissues around the joint. Damage to joint is a slow and gradual process that varies from one person to another. As the disease progresses, it can lead to joint deformities and development of serious systemic complications.

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Test Recommended for :

Male / Female of Age 15-99 years

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Thyrocare Technologies Limited - India's first and most advanced Totally Automated NABL/ICMR/CAP/ISO certified Laboratory providing Accurate Reports with Top rated Quality service since 1995. Book Your test right away because we have kept RA factor test price very reasonable for all of our clients.

Booking Procedure :

Fill up the Form with your Name, Age, Address etc. You will receive booking confirmaton within 2-3 hrs.

Payment Procedure :

Online once you receive Booking confirmation. Once the payment is received your Order will be executed. Cash payment is not accepted due to Covid pandemic.

Test Reports Delivery :

Soft copy reports on Email within 2-3 days. Hard copy (if opted) within 7-8 days by courier.

Precautions :

10-12 hrs fasting required.

Sample Required :

Only Blood sample (approx 5ml). Free sample collection from Home/Office.

Clinical Significance :

Rheumatoid factor (RF) is an immunoglobulin M protein, produced by body's oval immune system. Being an autoantibody by nature, it attack body's own tissues as it mistakenly identifies them as foreign entity. RF is one of the factors associated with diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and is also essential for differentiating it from other rheumatic diseases. The higher concentration of RF in serum indicates the severity of the disease. However, there are some rare types of rheumatoid arthritis for which RF show seronegativity. Serum level of RF can be positive in other non-RA conditions such as hepatitis, viral or parasitic infections, endocarditis and other autoimmune diseases. There is a progressive increase in RI levels withage.

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