Terri Langhans

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In a cross-sectional study of over 3000 consecutive serum specimens the levels of rheumatoid factor (RF) measured by rate nephelometry (Beckman ICS II) were compared with values obtained by the more traditional methods of sheep cell agglutination (Rose-Waaler) and latex agglutination. Similar values for sensitivity and specificity were found for all three(More)
A programme for rheumatoid factor (RF) measurement was sponsored by the South East Asian Pacific League against Rheumatism (SEAPAL) and the Clinical Immunology Group (CIG) of the Australian Society for Immunology. Measurements in 29 laboratories in 12 countries showed: a large variety of methods were being used to measure RF, most using semiquantitative(More)
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