Test Catalog

Test Id : FRGAM

Rheumatoid Factor (RF); IgG, IgA & IgM

Method Name
A short description of the method used to perform the test

Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

NY State Available
Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name
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Rheumatoid Factor IgG, IgA, IgM

Aliases
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FRGAM

RF

Sjogren's Syndrome

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Autoimmune Hearing Loss (SNHL)

Specimen Type
Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum

Specimen Required
Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Container/Tube: Red-top tube

Acceptable: SST tube

Specimen Volume: 1.50 mL

Collection Instructions: Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s) or a serum-gel tube(s). Spin down and send 1.50 mL of serum refrigerated in a plastic vial.

Specimen Minimum Volume
Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.50 mL

Reject Due To
Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis NA
Lipemia NA
Icterus NA
Other Whole blood unspun greater than 5 days old

Specimen Stability Information
Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 5 days
Frozen 365 days
Ambient 5 days

Reference Values
Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.

Rheumatoid Factor (RF) levels IgG:

Negative: <20 EU/mL

Borderline/Equivocal: 20-25 EU/mL

Positive: >25 EU/mL

 

Rheumatoid Factor (RF) levels IgA:

Negative: <20 EU/mL

Borderline/Equivocal: 20-25 EU/mL

Positive: >25 EU/mL

 

Rheumatoid Factor (RF) levels IgM:

Negative: <10 IU/mL

Borderline/Equivocal: 10-12.5 IU/mL

Positive: >12.5 IU/mL

Interpretation
Provides information to assist in interpretation of the test results

The presence of abnormal levels of all three rheumatoid factor (RF) isotypes has a specificity of 99% for Rheumatoid Arthritis. IgA-RF alone can occur in Henoch Schoenlein purpura. RF in any isotype combination may be found in hepatitis C, Sjogren Syndrome, and other chronic infections.

 

Borderline/Equivocal RF results warrant redraw & retesting to confirm.

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

No

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.

Once per week

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.

7 to 18 days

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

IMMCO Diagnostics, Inc.

Fees
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Test Classification
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This test has been developed and performance parameters have been validated by IMMCO Diagnostics, Inc. This test has not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA); however, US FDA approval is not required for clinical use. It is not intended that clinical diagnosis and patient management decisions be made using these results alone.

This test has been validated using serum samples. The manufacturer has not determined the efficacy of this when performed on CSF, plasma, joint or pleural fluid specimens. The performance characteristics of this test were determined by IMMCO Diagnostics Inc.

CPT Code Information
Provides guidance in determining the appropriate Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code(s) information for each test or profile. The listed CPT codes reflect Mayo Clinic Laboratories interpretation of CPT coding requirements. It is the responsibility of each laboratory to determine correct CPT codes to use for billing.

CPT codes are provided by the performing laboratory.

83520 x 3

Test Setup Resources

Setup Files
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Excel | Pdf

Sample Reports
Normal and Abnormal sample reports are provided as references for report appearance.

Normal Reports | Abnormal Reports

SI Sample Reports
International System (SI) of Unit reports are provided for a limited number of tests. These reports are intended for international account use and are only available through MayoLINK accounts that have been defined to receive them.

SI Normal Reports | SI Abnormal Reports