RF

Rheumatoid factor (RF)

595 kr
RF

Rheumatoid arthritis test

Rheumatoid factor (RF)

595 kr
Inflammation
  • Measuring antibody levels linked to joint pain
  • blood analysis is used in the diagnosis of Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Indication for joint rheumatism
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Information

Rheumatoid factor (RF) is a type of antibody that is often found in elevated levels in people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disease that affects the joints. Measurement of RF levels in the blood is used as a diagnostic tool to identify and assess RA. Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic and autoimmune disease that affects approximately 1% of the population.

Why should I get a test for Rheumatoid factor (RA)?

  • Early diagnosis: RA can be a progressive disease, and an early diagnosis is crucial to initiate treatment as soon as possible. The earlier the disease is detected, the better the chances of preventing joint damage and reducing symptoms.

  • Appropriate treatment: By determining if you have RA, the doctor can design a treatment plan tailored to your needs. Treatments may include medications and other therapies aimed at reducing inflammation, pain, and preventing joint damage.

  • Improved quality of life: Treating RA can help improve your quality of life by reducing pain, swelling, and joint stiffness, making it easier to perform daily activities.

  • Reducing joint damage: By controlling and treating RA, you can reduce the risk of permanent joint damage and deformities that can occur if the disease is left untreated.

What does an elevated Rheumatoid factor value indicate?

A high RF level can indicate an increased risk of RA and can also be used to monitor the progression of the disease and the effectiveness of treatment in individuals with RA.

Inflammation is a biological process that functions as the body's defense mechanism against injuries, infections, viruses or bacteria. Usually, inflammation is a temporary and self-healing process, but it also happens that a chronic inflammation develops. Inflammation is a complex reaction involving different chemical signals and cell types.

RF
Rheumatoid factor (RF)
RF is primarily associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) an autoimmune disease that affects the joints. In the case of RA, RF targets IgG antibodies and forms immune complexes, leading to inflammation in the joints.
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Before visiting a reception for sampling, you need to do the following:

Activate referral and select reception

To activate your referral, simply follow the instructions that you will receive via email after completing the purchase. The email contains an activation code, by clicking on the link in the email you enter the flow to fill in any information, activate the referral and select reception in the sample answer service zample.

Before the sampling

  • Rest for 15 minutes in place on the sampling unit.
  • Bring valid identification.

The referral is available digitally at the sampling unit after you activate it, follow the instructions you receive via email. Here you can read our guidelines before taking samples.

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How does it work?

Get control of your health - four simple steps

1. Order a health check

Choose a health check or create your own by adding optional health tests to your cart.

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2. Activate the referral

After payment, you will receive an activation code via email. Log in via "My journal" or click on the link in the email, and use the code to activate the referral and choose reception.

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3. Leave the blood sample

You visit the chosen reception to do your test. Your referral is valid for 5 months after activation.

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4. Test answers and statement

You will receive your test answers within 1-5 working days, the test answers are received continuously. Once all test results are received, they are reviewed and issued by a doctor.

Why Testmottagningen.se?

With us you always get:

Qualitative analysis

To offer you the highest possible quality and service we collaborate with accredited laboratories and trained healthcare personnel.

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Our vision is that as many people as possible should have the opportunity to improve their health. That's why we always strive to keep prices low.

Your needs – your choice

With us, you can always choose freely among all our health markers and design your own personal health check based on your needs.

Quick test results – reviewed by doctors

Within 1-5 working days you will receive your test results, these are reviewed and assessed by a doctor. In the event of significantly deviating test answers, you will be called. You can also make an appointment with a doctor for a personal review.

Questions and answers

Add the health check or tests you want to carry out to the shopping cart, go to checkout and choose the payment option that suits you. After completed payment, we will send an email with an activation code for your referral. You use the activation code in the sample response service "My journal" to activate the referral and select the reception where you want to leave your samples.

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We collaborate with Sweden's leading laboratories, Unilabs, Karolinska and Synlab, as well as sampling clinics at Encia so that you as a customer get the highest possible quality. This is where you go for sampling performed by their experienced staff. The analysis is performed by authorized personnel at Unilabs, Synlab and Karolinska.

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To create your own referral select the specific markers you want to test for in the shopping cart. When you complete your purchase, a separate referral is created based on your choices.

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It usually takes 1-5 working days to get your test results, these are sent to you continuously as the analysis is done. The doctors comment will appear in the final report when all test results have been received, provided it is included in your analysis.

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No, blood tests do not replace contact with the healthcare system, which together with medical history, clinical examinations and possible blood tests can make a diagnosis.

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Yes, you can buy all tests and health checks with us for another person. After you complete a purchase, you will receive an email with an activation code. The activation code is not personal, which means that you can give the activation code to any person. The person who is to use the code needs to have a Swedish social security number or a valid reserve number.

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