Test Catalog

Test ID: RHUT    
Rheumatoid Factor, Serum

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

The Roche rheumatoid factors (RF-II) assay is an immunoturbidimetric assay. Latex-bound heat-inactivated IgG (antigen) reacts with the rheumatoid factor (RF) antibodies in the sample to form antigen/antibody complexes, that following agglutination, are measured turbidimetrically. Rheumatoid factors are autoantibodies that are directed against the Fc fragment of IgG. The autoantibodies occur in all immunoglobulin classes (IgA, IgG, and IgM). The Roche RF II assay measures all 3 types of autoantibodies. However, as the IgA and IgG types typically exhibit lower concentrations, the reaction against IgM autoantibodies predominates in this assay.(Package insert: RF-II, Rheumatoid Factors II. Roche Diagnostics; V 9.0 English, 02/2020)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information


Day(s) Performed Outlines the days the test is performed. This field reflects the day that the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means that assays are performed multiple times during the day.

Monday through Saturday

Report Available The interval of time (receipt of sample at Mayo Clinic Laboratories to results available) taking into account standard setup days and weekends. The first day is the time that it typically takes for a result to be available. The last day is the time it might take, accounting for any necessary repeated testing.

Same day/1 to 3 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

14 days

Performing Laboratory Location Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test