Rheumatoid factor status was known at diagnosis for 83 of the men, almost three out of four (73 percent) of whom tested positive for it; the rest tested negative.
What does RF stand for?
RF stands for Rheumatoid Factor
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We have 54 other meanings of RF in our Acronym Attic
- Respirable Fraction
- Response Factor
- Response Force (US DoD)
- Resume Flag
- Retardation Factor (chromatography)
- Retractable Fastback (Mazda MX-5 Miata)
- Reverend Father
- Reverse Flow
- Revolving Fund
- Rheumatic Fever
Samples in periodicals archive:
Elevated rheumatoid factor and long term risk of rheumatoid arthritis: a prospective cohort study.
In addition to that stock, the Hepatitis B&C kits are also available in blood bank of the hospital, The MS further clarified that Chemistry Analyzer was procured in the last week of May 2009 and is in functional condition and performing routine test like LFT, Blood C/E, Urine C&E, Blood Urea, Serum Cretinen, Blood Sugar, Lipid Profile, Serum Uric Acid and Rheumatoid Factor etc.
In patients with RA, complexes of antibodies containing rheumatoid factor form in the blood like iles flottant; they become trapped in joint spaces, joint cells try to get rid of the unwanted debris, cry havoc, and let loose the dogs of inflammation: anaphylatoxins C3a, C5a, and eicosanoids, etc.
3) The only criterion based upon laboratory testing is the detection of abnormal amounts of serum rheumatoid factor (RF).