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What are the name of the tests used to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 25 years experience
RF and CCP: The most important element in diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is your history. The duration of your symptoms and pattern of joint involvement are important. Having someone experienced in examining your joints is critical. Although the blood tests (rheumatoid factor and anti-CCP antibodies), can help make a diagnosis, they must be interpreted in the context of your symptoms and exam.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Are there good tests for rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Michael Laccheo
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Rheumatology 15 years experience
Yes: The anti-ccp antibody and rheumatoid factor are the best and are positive in 85% of people with rheumatoid arthritis. A good history and examination by a physician experienced with rheumatoid arthritis is the only real way to make the diagnosis.

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