Ordering Recommendation

Refer to aruplab.com/bodyfluids for clinical indications and interpretive information.

Mnemonic
RA-FL
Methodology

Quantitative Immunoturbidimetry

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

Within 24 hours

New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

CSF, Pericardial, Pleural, or Synovial fluid.

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge to remove cellular material. Transfer 1 mL body fluid to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimen types other than those listed. Specimens too viscous to be aspirated by instrument.

Remarks

Specimen source must be provided.

Stability

Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month (should not be thawed more than once)

Reference Interval
Interpretive Data

For information on body fluid reference ranges and/or interpretive guidance visit https://aruplab.com/bodyfluids/

Compliance Statement B: For laboratory developed tests not using a RUO kit, and for FDA approved, cleared or 510(k) exempt assays with alterations. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

86431

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2003348 Rheumatoid Factor, Body Fluid 30231-5
2013048 Rheumatoid Factor Fluid Source 31208-2
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Aliases
  • RF body fluids
Rheumatoid Factor, Body Fluid