Rapid POCT Test Kits for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease marked by stiffness and inflammation of the joints, fatigue, and weakness, and severe joint damage and disability in later stages. An early and accurate diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) enables the earlier and accurate medical treatment and management of rheumatoid arthritis, and there is a bigger chance to decrease the likelihood of experiencing permanent joint damage and increase the likelihood of leading a more active life.

The cause of rheumatoid arthritis is unknown and it is doubtful that there is one specific cause. But it is regarded by many researchers as an autoimmune disease, in which the body produces abnormal antibodies against its own cells and tissues. Evidence to support this theory is found in the fact that there is an abnormally high level of certain types of immunoglobulins and antigens in the blood of patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, among them, the common ones which are considered to be related with Rheumatoid Arthritis are Antinuclear Antibodies, Streptolysin O Antibody, Double Stranded DNA, Single Stranded DNA, Extractable Nuclear Antigen, and Rheumatoid Factor. The more of them found in the blood of the patient, the more certain that it is Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Many assay methods have been developed to detect these immunoglobulins and antigens as an aid in the diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Atlas Link Technology Co., Ltd produces and supplies dot filtration Assay kits for all these antigen and antibodies mentioned above, and also ELISA kits for some of them as you can find in the ELISA section. With all this series of rheumarthritis test kits, one positive with one single assay cannot automatically be translated in Rheumatoid Arthritis; but the more positive results found with this series test kits, the higher the possibility of a case of Rheumatoid Arthritis. So, usually besides clinical symptoms and other researches, a series of blood tests will be ordered by the doctors when Rheumatoid Arthritis is suspected.

The Dot Filtration Assay Series for Rheumatoid Arthritis diagnosis are as follow:

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