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Synonyms for RF

a substance produced by the hypothalamus that is capable of accelerating the secretion of a given hormone by the anterior pituitary gland

a radioactive transuranic element which has been synthesized

a complex neural network in the central core of the brainstem

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No blood test can definitively diagnose rheumatoid arthritis, but a positive rheumatoid factor test can indicate the condition.
Some people with other types of rheumatic disease and a small number of healthy individuals also have a positive rheumatoid factor test, so you could test positive and never develop the disease.
The anti-CCP2 assay is as sensitive as the rheumatoid factor test but with much higher specificity.
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY -- Evidence continues to show the value of using anticyclic citrullinated peptide antibody tests in conjunction with conventional rheumatoid factor tests for rheumatoid arthritis, according to data presented at the 4th International Congress on Autoimmunity.
Several studies1 have shown that anti-CCP tests are more specific than rheumatoid factor tests for diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis--the most common type of autoimmune arthritis.