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What lab tests are used for arthritis?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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In brief: Clinical eval +++

The most important 'test' is--as usual--the diagnostic tool between the physician's ears.
Any well versed specialist in the field of arthritis (rheumatology) knows that hearing exactly what the details are given by the pt (history) and a careful, thorough exam of all parts of the body, will yield a dx, or at least what tests to order. Some: esr, crp, antibodies to own cells, cbc, etc.

In brief: Clinical eval +++

The most important 'test' is--as usual--the diagnostic tool between the physician's ears.
Any well versed specialist in the field of arthritis (rheumatology) knows that hearing exactly what the details are given by the pt (history) and a careful, thorough exam of all parts of the body, will yield a dx, or at least what tests to order. Some: esr, crp, antibodies to own cells, cbc, etc.
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