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Decoding Your Psoriatic Arthritis Bloodwork

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Doctor explaining test results to patient.
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Blood vial for CBC Test.
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CBC with auto differential


Blood transfusion from the patient to the vacuum tubes for collecting blood samples in the lab.
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Erythrocyte sedimentation rate


C-reactive protein (CRP, human) inflammation biomarker.
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C-reactive protein


Digital rendering of white blood cell with red blood cells.
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White and red blood cell counts


Immune system rendering
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Lymphocytes


White blood cell neutrophil and red blood cells.
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Neutrophils


Digital rendering of monocyte.
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Monocytes


Eosinophils blood cell under microscopy.
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Eosinophils


Basophil, a white blood cell.
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Basophils


Older woman at doctors appointment.
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The bottom line


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Casey Nilsson, an award-winning journalist and magazine editor based in Rhode Island, writes about autoimmune disease for HealthCentral. Casey is a 2018 Association of Health Care Journalists fellow, and her reporting on unfair labor conditions for people with disabilities was a finalist for the City and Regional Magazine Association Awards. Diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis in 2016, Casey enjoys digging into rheumatologic news, research and trends.