What is a Rheumatoid Arthritis Factor (RA) test?
The rheumatoid factor (RF) autoantibody (RF) test determines the presence of rheumatoid antibodies within the body. These are the autoantibodies produced by the body's system that attack the healthy tissues of the body. The presence of a high level of RF antibodies may cause severe autoimmune disorders like atrophic arthritis, LE, and chronic infections like tuberculosis and leukaemia.
When is the Rheumatoid Arthritis Factor (RA) test recommended?
It is recommended:
To diagnose rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.
To diagnose autoimmune diseases such as Sjogren’s syndrome or Lupus Erythematosus.
To diagnose chronic infections.
If you experience symptoms of atrophic arthritis, like muscle pain, stiffness of joints in the morning, swollen joints with warmth, severe joint pain, nodules under the skin, low-grade fever, fatigue, and tingling or numbing sensation in the hands, etc.
What does it measure?
The Rheumatoid Arthritis Factor (RA) test is used to measure:
The rheumatoid factor RF autoantibody attacks healthy body tissues because it mistakes them for foreign body tissues. It's not found in healthy people.
The presence of RF means the body has an autoimmune disorder like atrophic arthritis.
The symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include stiffness of joints, especially in the morning, pain in joints, underlying skin nodules, loss of bone, and swelling of joints.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports after 6 hours, after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Rheumatoid Arthritis Factor (RA) test in Bangalore?
The cost of the Rheumatoid Arthritis Factor (RA) test in Bangalore is Rs. 550.
How often should I get tested for the Rheumatoid Arthritis Factor (RA) test?
The Rheumatoid Arthritis Factor (RA) test is prescribed by your doctor after a complete assessment of your symptoms and conditions.
What are the normal ranges for the Rheumatoid Arthritis Factor (RA) test?
Less than 15.8 IU/mL.
What is the type of sample required?
We require blood for this test.
What time should I get the test done?
The test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for the Rheumatoid Arthritis Factor (RA) test?
No, fasting is not required.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for the Rheumatoid Arthritis Factor (RA) test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a Rheumatoid Arthritis Factor (RA) test in Bangalore?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time booked by you.
Why should I book a Rheumatoid Arthritis Factor (RA) test with Orange Health in Bangalore?
Orange Health is the Fastest Diagnostic Lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Bangalore. Our trained, professional and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!
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