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How many different blood tests are there for rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Dx and activity

Screening tests for rheumatoid arthritis are acpa (anti-citrullinated protein antibodies) and rheumatoid factor.
The activity of the disease may be monitored by ESR and CRP tests. Blood tests alone are not sufficient for the diagnosis, history and clinical examination are essential.

In brief: Dx and activity

Screening tests for rheumatoid arthritis are acpa (anti-citrullinated protein antibodies) and rheumatoid factor.
The activity of the disease may be monitored by ESR and CRP tests. Blood tests alone are not sufficient for the diagnosis, history and clinical examination are essential.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Two

The rheumatoid factor and the cyclic citrinullated peptide (ccp) tests are most helpful.
There are other tests that, if abnormal, support the diagnosis of an inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis. These include the sedimentation rate and the c-reactive protein.

In brief: Two

The rheumatoid factor and the cyclic citrinullated peptide (ccp) tests are most helpful.
There are other tests that, if abnormal, support the diagnosis of an inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis. These include the sedimentation rate and the c-reactive protein.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Thank
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