Rheumatoid Arthritis & Rheumatoid Factor Test
NOTE: This test is ONLY AVAILABLE TO AUSTRALIAN RESIDENTS.
Do you have rheumatoid arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis is common painful disease that effects the joints and bones of the body and is also consider to be an auto immune disorder. Testing for rheumatoid arthritis involves a simple blood test which can be done at your local pathology after purchasing this test, the test helps to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis by testing for rheumatoid factor which are proteins produced by your immune system that can attack healthy tissue in your body leading to the disease.
About The Rheumatoid Arthritis & Rheumatoid Factor Test
After you purchase the Rheumatoid Arthritis & Rheumatoid Factor blood test, you will receive a simple blood test kit in the mail. The test kit comes with:
- An authorized blood specimen order form that you take to your local accredited pathology for collection of your blood (Find a pathology near you here).
- A blood specimen test kit for the pathology to use to collect your blood sample
- Complete instructions for taking the test for you and the pathology
- Note, pathology will charge approximately $33.00 to take your sample
Test results are sent to one of our professional health practitioners within 7 business days for evaluation. Our practitioners contact you with the results and recommendations on any findings via email, mail or phone.
Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis
There are many way in which rheumatoid arthritis can produce symptoms in the body, here are some of the more common symptoms:
- Swollen joints
- Bone deformation
- Weight loss
- Bumps under the skin or nodules
- Stiff joints
- Pain in the joints
Causes and Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
There are many underlying causes of rheumatoid arthritis, often its a combination of nutritional deficiencies, mineral imbalances, heavy metal toxicity and or parasites. Treatment of confirmed cases of Rheumatoid Arthritis such as rheumatoid factor involves discovering the underlying cause for the disease in an individual and making changes to stop the degenerative process, including restoring normal nutritional balance that supports the repairing of the joints while at the same time supporting the immune system to make repairs and disarming the attack on the joints.
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