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This test is used in the detection and prognosis of autoimmune disorders of the joints. Rheumatoid factors are antibodies directed against components of the immune system and the joints. The Rheumatoid factor is found to be elevated in a majority of individuals with conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and mixed connective tissue disorders.
Fasting is not required for this test. Please take all prescription medications as prescribed. Do not take your supplements the morning of the blood draw.
The laboratory services are for informational purposes only. It is not the intention of National Diagnostics, Inc and Life Extension to provide specific medical advice but rather to provide users with information to better understand their health. Specific medical advice including diagnosis and treatment will not be provided. Always seek the advice of a trained health professional for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Both the physician and the testing laboratory are independent contractors with whom National Diagnostics, Inc makes arrangements for your blood tests. Neither National Diagnostics, Inc or Life Extension will be liable for any acts or omissions of the physician, the testing laboratory, or their agents or employees.