Rheumatoid Factor

Sunquest Code:RF  
Epic Code:LAB206Epic Name:Rheumatoid Factor
Synonyms:RA Screen; RF
Methodology:Rate nephelometry
CPT Code:86431
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported the same day.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 0.3 mL, 0.15 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Endocrine  (UMMC-East Bank, Grand Itasca GICH)


Reference Range:Less than 20 IU/mL
GICH: Less than 14 IU/mL
Use:Indicator in the diagnosis and treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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