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.
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



Compliance Category

FDA

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

86431

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0050465 Rheumatoid Factor 11572-5
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Aliases
  • RA
  • RF
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Factor
Rheumatoid Factor