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Overview

The procedure of Rheumatoid Factor IgM Antibody calculation involves the collection of a blood sample and testing the sample.

What is Rheumatoid Factor IgM Antibody?

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

Why is Rheumatoid Factor IgM Antibody suggested?

The Rheumatoid Factor IgM Antibody test is performed to measure the amount of Rheumatoid antigen in the body. The test is suggested to know the presence of immune diseases. Although their role is unknown in both healthy bodies and in those with rheumatoid arthritis.

How is Rheumatoid Factor IgM Antibody performed?

A blood test is performed to measure the Rheumatoid Factor IgM 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 and blood is collected.
  • A blood test is performed to get the results.

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

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

Preparation before performing Rheumatoid Factor IgM Antibody:

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

Post-care after Rheumatoid Factor IgM Antibody:

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

Sample types in Rheumatoid Factor IgM Antibody:

The  Rheumatoid Factor IgM Antibody test may indicate the following:

  • Positive conditions refer to a high level of antibody which may include an indication of autoimmune diseases.
  • Negative conditions of antibody may be an indication of normal health.

Side effects/risks of Rheumatoid Factor IgM Antibody:

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

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