Rheumatoid Factor (RA), Serum
- Reporting Time:
- 6 Hrs
- Specimen Type:
- Home Collection:
To help diagnose rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
When you have joint pain and fatigue that your health care provider suspects may be due to RA
Does everyone need an RF test?
The RF test is not routinely ordered and is not useful for routine screening of asymptomatic people. Most people will never need to have an RF test performed.
Can an RF test be performed in my doctor's office?
It could be performed in your doctor's office, but in most cases the test will be sent to the laboratory.