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Waaler Rose Agglutination Test

Waaler Rose seroprevalence is a hemodialysis method for the qualitative and semi-quantitative detection of rheumatoid factor (RF) in human serum. In this reaction, stabilized sheep erythrocytes sensitized with rabbit IgG are agglutinated when mixed with human serum samples containing rheumatoid factor.

Rheumatoid agents are a group of antibodies directed to specific regions in the Fc portion of the immunoglobulin G (IgG) molecule. Although rheumatoid agents have been found in a number of autoimmune disorders, such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and Sjögren's syndrome as well as in non-rheumatic pathologies, its greatest clinical utility lies in the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. The results obtained when detecting rheumatoid factor by the Waaler Rose method cannot be compared with those obtained by the latex RF determination method.

Waaler Rose seroprevalence is a hemodialysis method for the qualitative and semi-quantitative detection of rheumatoid factor (RF) in human serum. In this reaction, stabilized sheep erythrocytes sensitized with rabbit IgG are agglutinated when mixed with human serum samples containing rheumatoid factor.

 

 

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