Rheumatoid Factor


Test Information

Test Name

Rheumatoid Factor

Synonyms

RAT; Rheumatoid Arthritis test; RF; RA Serology; RA Latex; RhF

Department

Biochemistry

Preferred Specimen

SST

Testing Location

PLW

Turn Around Time

1 Day

Clinical Update

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Collection Information

Patient Requestable

Yes


Processing Information

Registration Code

RHEU

Notes

Avoid freezing serum. Heparin samples only stable for 72 hours at refrigerated temperatures. EDTA is not an acceptable sample additive.

Alternative Specimen

Lithium Heparin


Methodology

Sample Storage

Fridge

Sample Stability

1 week

Interpretations

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Contact Information

john.woodford@pathlab.co.nz