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Rheumatoid Factor - Quantitative in Ahmedabad

Also known as RA Factor - Quantitative, Autoimmune
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Understanding Rheumatoid Factor - Quantitative in Ahmedabad

What is Rheumatoid Factor - Quantitative in Ahmedabad?

A Rheumatoid Factor - Quantitative test determines the presence of rheumatoid antibodies in the body. It is available at an affordable price in Ahmedabad with Tata 1mg labs. Rheumatoid factors (RF) are the autoantibodies produced by the body's immune system that attack healthy tissues. An elevated level of RF antibodies may indicate autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren's syndrome, and systemic lupus erythematosus.

A Rheumatoid Factor - Quantitative test is advised when symptoms such as tenderness, swelling, warmth and joint pain, fatigue, weight loss, occasional low fever, weakness, and lumps formation are observed. Some other tests are also recommended in conjunction with this test to reach a definitive diagnosis.

What does Rheumatoid Factor - Quantitative measure?

A Rheumatoid Factor - Quantitative test detects and measures the concentration of rheumatoid factor (RF), an antibody produced by the immune system, in your blood. Increased levels of rheumatoid factor can be detected in the blood in certain autoimmune conditions, particularly rheumatoid arthritis. However, an RF test is not very specific as a rheumatoid factor can also be found in the body in diseases other than RA, such as Sjögren’s syndrome and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). RF may also be produced in the body during persistent bacterial and viral infections. Hence, clinical evaluation and other diagnostic tests are crucial for a comprehensive assessment and accurate diagnosis.

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Rheumatoid Factor - Quantitative in Ahmedabad

Frequently Asked Questions about Rheumatoid Factor - Quantitative in Ahmedabad

Q. What is rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?

Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic autoimmune and chronic (long-term or prolonged) condition. It causes inflammation, stiffness, and joint pain, which may even cause significant damage in the long run. This condition may develop at any age, but the usual age is around 40. As compared to men, women are more likely to get affected; it may develop in women as early as 30 years of age. Disease progression may be slow or fast, but if untreated, it can even cause permanent damage to the joints.

Q. What are the risk factors for rheumatoid arthritis?

The risk factors of rheumatoid arthritis are increasing age, family history of RA, smoking, environmental exposures like exposure to asbestos or silica, a sedentary lifestyle, and obesity.

Q. When does the doctor advise a Rheumatoid Factor - Quantitative test?

The doctor may advise a Rheumatoid Factor - Quantitative test if you show signs and symptoms like the stiffness of joints, especially in the morning, pain and swelling in the joints, or underlying skin nodules. Moreover, if an X-ray shows swelling in the joint capsules along with the loss of cartilage and bone, an RF test may be advised.

Q. How is a Rheumatoid Arthritis Factor test performed?

A phlebotomist (a trained professional to perform blood draws) cleans your skin using an antiseptic alcohol cotton swab or wipe and takes a blood sample from your vein using a needle. The blood sample is stored safely and transported to the laboratory for analysis.

Q. Is there any risk associated with a Rheumatoid Factor - Quantitative test?

No, usually there are no risks associated with this test. The blood sample is withdrawn with the help of a needle and the process is fairly fast and relatively painless. Very rarely, you may experience excessive pain, bleeding, hematoma (blood collection under the skin), bruising, or infection at the site of the needle prick. Consult the doctor if you experience any of these.

Q. If my Rheumatoid Factor test shows a positive result, does it mean I have rheumatoid arthritis?

A high rheumatoid factor level in your blood suggests that you have an autoimmune condition, such as RA or Sjögren's syndrome. However, not everyone with RF autoantibodies has RA because RF can also be present in healthy people in a small percentage, notably the elderly.

Q. Does a high level of RF mean that my arthritis is bad?

In most cases, high levels of RF indicate arthritis. However, RF levels may also increase due to Sjögren's syndrome or other inflammatory conditions. Elevated RF levels in your blood can even indicate a viral infection, bacterial infection like tuberculosis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), sarcoidosis, liver disease, lung disease, or kidney disease.

Q. What other tests may be advised after an RF test?

After an RF test, anti-CCP antibody test, antinuclear antibody test, complete blood count test, and X-ray may also be advised. If a person has positive anti-CCP antibody and RF tests, then it indicates that the person has rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Q. Can I book a Rheumatoid Factor - Quantitative test in Ahmedabad?

Yes, you can book a Rheumatoid Factor - Quantitative test in Ahmedabad with Tata 1mg Labs. The test can be booked easily, is affordable, and comes with an easy-to-understand report.

Q. Is home sample collection possible for a Rheumatoid Factor - Quantitative test in Ahmedabad?

Yes, home sample collection is possible for a Rheumatoid Factor - Quantitative test in Ahmedabad with Tata 1mg Labs. You can also choose a date and time that suits your schedule for sample collection.

Q. How can I book an RF test with Tata 1mg Labs in Ahmedabad?

The booking process for an RF test with Tata 1mg Labs in Ahmedabad is straightforward and hassle-free. Follow these steps to schedule a test online: 1). Go to the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add your preferred test to the shopping cart. 3). Choose a time and day that works for you as long as you also take the essential prerequisites into account. 4). A confirmation notification will be sent to you with all the details once the booking is complete.

Q. What is the cost of an RF test in Ahmedabad?

Tata 1mg Labs allows you to book tests at an affordable price in Ahmedabad. An RF test can be booked at a pocket-friendly budget of Rs. 409.

Q. How long does it take Tata 1mg Labs to provide the reports of a Rheumatoid Factor - Quantitative test in Ahmedabad?

We at Tata 1mg Labs recognize the value of prompt results. We strive to deliver test results with quick turnaround times so you can receive the information promptly. The reports of a Rheumatoid Factor - Quantitative test in Ahmedabad are often provided in 18 hours.
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