What is the Rheumatoid Arthritis Factor (RA) Test?
Rheumatoid factor (RF) Autoantibody (RF) test determines the presence of rheumatoid antibodies within the body. These are the autoantibodies produced by body's own system that attack the healthy tissues of the body. Presence of high level of RF antibodies may cause severe autoimmune disorders like atrophic arthritis , LE , chronic infections like tuberculosis and leukemia.
When is a Rheumatoid Arthritis Factor (RA) Test recommended?
This test is one of many primary tests performed to detect or diagnose the presence of autoimmune disorders like atrophic arthritis.Your doctor may ask you to perform this test if he suspects atrophic arthritis or if you experience symptoms of atrophic arthritis like muscle pains, 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 your hands, etc.This test is additionally recommended for people with a case history of atrophic arthritis . just in case of a positive result, your doctor may ask you to perform a couple of more additional tests along side this test to rule out atrophic arthritis.
What does it Measure?
Rheumatoid factor RF Autoantibody attacks healthy body tissues because it mistakes them for foreign body tissues. it's not found in healthy persons. The presence of RF means the body has an autoimmune disorder like atrophic arthritis. Symptoms of atrophic arthritis include stiffness of joints especially within 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?
The cost of the Rheumatoid Arthritis Factor (RA) test in Faridabad is Rs. 400.
How often should I get tested for the Rheumatoid Arthritis Factor (RA) test?
It depends on the doctor's assessment of your symptoms and conditions.
What are the Normal Ranges for the Rheumatoid Arthritis Factor (RA) Test?
Normal Range: 0 IU/mL to 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?
Fasting is not required, can be taken anytime, depending on the doctor.
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. Depending on the doctor.
How can I book a Rheumatoid Arthritis Factor (RA) test in Faridabad?
Log into www. orange health. 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 Faridabad?
Orange Health is the Fastest Diagnostic Lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Faridabad. Our trained, professional and vaccinated e Medic 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!