Rheumatoid factors are proteins produced by your immune system that can attack healthy tissue in your body. Healthy individuals normally do not produce rheumatoid factor, so its presence in your blood can indicate that you have an autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis.
NutriPATH offer a Rheumatoid Factor test which is used as a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. Physicians will order this test to check the presence of this protein to determine whether there is an autoimmune condition.
• Swollen joints
• Weight loss
• Bumps under the skin (Nodules)
• Morning stiffness