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rheumatoid factor


  • rh factor is a blood test often used in assessment of patients with arthritis
  • this test is NOT useful for screening:
    • it is nonspecific and insensitive - the presence of rheumatoid factor does not indicate rheumatoid arthritis, nor does its absence rule out rheumatoid arthritis
    • thus, a positive rheumatoid factor in a patient with nonspecific symptoms may precipitate unnecessary investigations
rhfactor.txt · Last modified: 2015/12/29 04:16 by

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