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My doctor ordered a blood test for the temple arteritis is this test accurate or should I demand more testing ?

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Dr. Martin Morell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: GCA

Or temporal arteritis is unheard at your young age.

In brief: GCA

Or temporal arteritis is unheard at your young age.
Dr. Martin Morell
Dr. Martin Morell
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: There is no blood ..

No blood test is specific for ta.
High esrs and crps might indicate it's possibility, and normal values can strongly preclude it, but an mra is more cspecific and a biopsy-diagnostic! i feel strongly that if you turn out to have ta, you should see a rheumatology or neurology specialist!

In brief: There is no blood ..

No blood test is specific for ta.
High esrs and crps might indicate it's possibility, and normal values can strongly preclude it, but an mra is more cspecific and a biopsy-diagnostic! i feel strongly that if you turn out to have ta, you should see a rheumatology or neurology specialist!
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Dr. Cesar Sturla
Internal Medicine

In brief: Temporal arteritis

Temporal arteritis is a disease of people older than 50.
Blood tests are very useful in diagnosing arteritis.

In brief: Temporal arteritis

Temporal arteritis is a disease of people older than 50.
Blood tests are very useful in diagnosing arteritis.
Dr. Cesar Sturla
Dr. Cesar Sturla
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