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Rheumatoid Factor (RF)

Test Name:Rheumatoid Factor (RF)
Epic Order Code:LAB206
CPT Code:86431  
Specimen(s) Type:Plasma or Serum, 1.0 mL
Acceptable Container(s):Tube tops are light green, gold and red.
Testing Schedule:Monday - Friday
Turn Around Time:STAT: NA
 Routine: 24-72 hours
Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Obtain by standard collection procedures.
Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
Reference Client:If unable to deliver to the lab within 1 hour, centrifuge the specimen and remove serum from the red cells. Store and transport at 2-8° C within 3 days. If longer storage is required, store and transport the sample at -20° C up to 4 weeks.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient volume, incorrect/delay in transport.
Reference Range:< 14.0 IU/mL
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