Rheumatoid Factor, Nephelometry

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: RF (serum)
POE DESCRIPTION: RHEUMATOID FACTOR RF
DAYS PERFORMED:

Daily

TURNAROUND TIME:

8 hours

CONTAINER TYPE:

Red top tube - 4 mL or SST tube

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

4 mL blood (2.0 mL serum)

REJECTION CRITERIA:

Gross Hemolysis, Grossly lipemic

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 mL blood (0.5 mL serum)
REFERENCE RANGE: <30 IU/mL/>
METHODOLOGY:

Immunoturbidimetric

TEST SYNONYM(S):RF Scat; RF; Rheumoid Arthritis