Rheumatoid Factor
0050465
Ordering Recommendation
Aids in the workup of suspected rheumatoid arthritis or undifferentiated inflammatory arthritides. Consider ordering this test in conjunction with Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide (CCP) Antibody, IgG (0055256) to increase specificity and sensitivity. Rheumatoid Arthritis Panel (2003277) is preferred test.
Mnemonic
RA
Methodology
Quantitative Immunoturbidimetry
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Fasting specimen preferred.  
Collect
Serum separator tube or plasma separator tube. Also acceptable: Green (sodium or lithium heparin), lavender (EDTA), or pink (K2EDTA).  
Specimen Preparation
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Transfer 0.5 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Body Fluid (refer to Rheumatoid Factor, Body Fluid, ARUP test code 2003347). Hemolyzed specimens.  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month (should not be thawed more than once)  
Reference Interval
0-14 IU/mL  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
86431
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0050465Rheumatoid Factor15205-8
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Aliases
  • RA
  • RF
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Factor