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Rheumatoid Factor

Test Name

Rheumatoid Factor

Gold Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = 1 Gold Top (SST)

Minimum Volume = 2 ml serum

Tube must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect sample in gold top (SST) tube. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Special Instructions: Specimen must be labelled properly. Sperate as soon as possible and send refrigrated

Rejection Criteria: Grossly hemolyzed, lipemic, Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity samples will be rejected.

Stability: Stable refrigerated for 3 days 2-8°C and frozen at or below -20 °C for more than 3 days.

Transportation: Send sample to core lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

24hrs

Test Utilization

Reference Value

Less than 20 IU/mL

Test Code

RF

Methodology

Immunoturbidimetric

Testing Location

Referred Out – ON, Canada (ROSJ03)

Other Information

Last Updated: November 06, 2019