Overview of RF Qual.
What is RF Qual.?
Why is RF Qual. done?
To diagnose rheumatic diseases such as Rheumatoid arthritis
To diagnose autoimmune diseases such as Sjogren’s syndrome or Lupus Erythematosus
To diagnose chronic infections
What does RF Qual. Measure?
Rheumatoid factor (RF) attacks healthy body tissues as it mistakes them for foreign body tissues. It is not found in healthy persons. The presence of RF means that the body has an autoimmune disease such as Rheumatoid arthritis. Symptoms of Rheumatoid arthritis include stiffness of joints especially in morning, pain in joints, underlying skin nodules, loss of bone and swelling of joints.
Preparation for RF Qual.
- No special preparation required
Sample Type for RF Qual.
Interpreting RF Qual. results
Positive Rheumatoid factor test indicates the high level of rheumatoid factor in the blood which is associated with Rheumatoid arthritis.
There are other conditions where RF test is positive that include:
Systemic Lupus erythematosus
Inflammatory lung diseases
Mixed connective tissue diseases
Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about RF Qual.
Frequently Asked Questions about Rheumatoid Factor - Qualitative