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Typically an IgM antibody to the Fc portion of IgG.
Seen in most cases of Rheumatoid arthritis but is also in other connective tissue diseases and in the elderly.
- Method - A blood test
- The agglutination of small latex beads coated with antibody
- The agglutination of sheep red blood cells coated with rabbit antibodies
Results are given as a titre