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Getting Tested

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Rheumatoid arthritis is typically diagnosed through several blood tests, x-rays and ruling out other conditions. Many conditions can look like RA, but the correct diagnosis is essential to treatment. Early, aggressive treatment is important to halt the destruction of joints that occurs with rheumatoid arthritis.

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RF. ESR. Anti-CCP. ANA. CPR. No, these aren’t codes used by secret agents to communicate their missions. They’re names of blood tests used in diagnosing and managing rheumatoid arthritis. When you’re new to this disease, they can seem as mysterious and impenetrable as a secret language. What do they measure? What do the numbers…

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, answered anti ccp axis shield kitresult … Hi ravi, I'm not sure that I understand your question. But please know that…


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Lene Andersen, Health Guide, commented on Rheumatoid Arthritis Blood Tests –… Hi there,Thanks very much for your comment.You raise a number of great…




Lene Andersen, Health Guide, answered Has anyone's Doctor used the new Vectra… Sorry you're having a rough time, sweetie. By the usual tasks, do you…


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Lene Andersen, Health Guide, answered question about initial bloodwork and… The anti-CCP test is usually very accurate, but not always, even when you…


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