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THE GENERATION DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM

RF-IgM

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common chronic autoimmune arthritis worldwide, leading to disability and substantial economic costs. It is a chronic and systemic inflammatory disorder that may affect many tissues and organs, but principally attacks synovial joints.
About 1% of the world's population is afflicted by rheumatoid arthritis, women three times more often than men. Onset is most frequent between the ages of 40 and 50, but people of any age can be affected. It can be a disabling and painful condition, which can lead to substantial loss of functioning and mobility if not adequately treated.

References

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  • 5. Kawashiri SY, Kawakami A, Ueki Y, Imazato T, Iwamoto N, Fujikawa K, Aramaki T, Tamai M, Nakamura H, Origuchi T, Ida H, Eguchi K. Decrement of serum cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients achieving remission after 6 months of etanercept treatment: comparison with CRP, IgM-RF, MMP-3 and anti-CCP Ab. 2010. Joint Bone Spine. 77(5):418-20.

ichroma™

Compatible Device ichroma™ I/II
Detection Range 10~200 IU/mL
Sample Type Whole Blood,
Serum, Plasma
CV <10%
Comparability 0.843
Reaction Time 5Min

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