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Rheumatoid Factor IgG Antibody

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Overview

The Rheumatoid Factor IgG Antibody test procedure involves a simple blood test to measure the amount of Rheumatoid Factor IgG in the body.

What is Rheumatoid Factor IgG Antibody?

Rheumatoid Factor IgG Antibody is the antibody that is found in rheumatoid arthritis. It is an antibody that acts against the FC portion of the IgG.

Why is Rheumatoid Factor IgG Antibody suggested?

The Rheumatoid Factor IgG Antibody test is performed to measure the amount of Rheumatoid antigen IgG in the body. The test is suggested to know the presence of immune diseases.

How is Rheumatoid Factor IgG Antibody performed?

A blood test is performed to measure the Rheumatoid Factor IgG Antibody level in the blood.

The procedure for performing the blood test is as follows:

  • A band is wrapped around the arm so that the vein is clearly seen.
  • The area is cleaned to avoid infection.
  • A blood test is performed to get the results.

What are the parameters measured in the Rheumatoid Factor IgG Antibody?

The parameters measured in the Rheumatoid Factor IgG Antibody test are the range of the Rheumatoid Factor IgG Antibody whose normal range is less than 15 U/mL.

Preparation before performing Rheumatoid Factor IgG Antibody:

There are no special preparations needed before performing the Rheumatoid Factor IgG Antibody test.

Post-care after Rheumatoid Factor IgG Antibody:

There are no post care measures as such after performing the Rheumatoid Factor IgG Antibody test.

Sample types in Rheumatoid Factor IgG Antibody:

The  Rheumatoid Factor IgG Antibody test may indicate the following:

  • Positive conditions refer to the high level of the antibody which may include an indication of cancer, rheumatoid arthritis etc.
  • Negative conditions refer to a low level of antibody which may be an indication of normal health.

Side effects/risks of Rheumatoid Factor IgG Antibody:

There are no side effects after performing the Rheumatoid Factor IgG Antibody test.

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