Rheumatoid Factor (RF) Testing
How to check your Rheumatoid Factor levels with a home fingerprick blood test kit
What Is A Rheumatoid Factor Test For?
Rheumatoid factor (RF) is a protein naturally present in your blood. It is made by your immune system, but can mistakenly identify your own tissue as "foreign" and cause an attack on your own body.
80% of people with rheumatoid arthritis will have elevated RF levels. So rheumatoid factor (RF) testing is a useful tool to help identify the presence of this autoimmune condition.
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Rheumatoid Factor Testing UK Statistics 2021
5.2% of people tested have Rheumatoid Factor levels which are too high.
The average Rheumatoid Factor result is 12.8 IU/mL
Note what is normal for you may differ for your age and gender.
Men tend to report higher Rheumatoid Factor in their blood than women.
As many as one in nineteen men tested have high levels of Rheumatoid Factor
of people have Rheumatoid Factor blood levels in the normal range. Do you?
Are you in the 94.8% with normal results?
What If Rheumatoid Factor Test Levels Are High?
A high Rheumatoid factor can be caused by other autoimmune and infectious diseases, so alone is not a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis.
While it does make it much more likely that you have arthritis, this should be reviewed alongside a complete knowledge of your clinical history and medical status.
Please follow up with your GP to ensure a diagnosis can be made.
How To Test Rheumatoid Factor?
The Rheumatoid Factor (RF) Test allows you to accurately check your levels of Rheumatoid Factor in a fingerprick blood sample.
You can check your Rheumatoid Factor levels by buying a home fingerprick blood test kit below. Your sample is then professionally analysed in an accredited laboratory for total reassurance. The Vitall Arthritis (Rheumatoid Factor) Home Test Kit includes a Rheumatoid Factor test and is available for just £109.
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