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RA Runs in Families

RA runs in families: Part 1 I’ve always heard RA runs in families I have always said that the people you meet when living with this disease—or because you do—are the greatest side effect. That’s one of the things I would not change even though I hate rheumatoid disease. Some of my best friends connected with me first through RAW...Continue reading      20 Comments » Read more

Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis Is Hazy

What does seronegative rheumatoid arthritis mean? Seronegative rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a topic that brings a lot of confusion for the public, people living with rheumatoid disease, and sometimes even medical professionals. Put simply, seronegative is a term used to when there is an absence of an antibody that is usually found with a certain disease.1 The...Continue reading      14 Comments » Read more

Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis

Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis A letter from a reader asks RAW about content directly addressing seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis. Whether or not you’re a patient with negative lab results, it is important to grasp why there is not a separate category on RAW for seronegative RA. "My reason for writing is that I don't see a great deal...Continue reading      43 Comments » Read more

New Biomarkers for Rheumatoid Arthritis /Rheumatoid Disease

A biomarker is an indicator of a disease or of a physiological state. Currently used biomarkers in blood tests for Rheumatoid Arthritis Anti-CCP / ACPA Rheumatoid factor 14-3-3η Vectra DA, a combination of 12 biomarkers that can be associated with RD Why do we need to find more biomarkers? Finding the ultimate biomarker for Rheumatoid Arthritis / Rheumatoid Disease is like a...Continue reading      10 Comments » Read more

Blood Tests for Rheumatoid Arthritis: What Is Their Role?

Probably the RAW article most often referenced is Blood Tests for Rheumatoid Arthritis, part 2 from over four years ago. People need answers to questions like: My blood tests show I’m in remission, so why do I still have symptoms? My doctor said I tested negative for RA, but could I still have it? What is the role...Continue reading      18 Comments » Read more

14-3-3eta Marker in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients with Low CRP

(Click image to enlarge.) The quest for Rheumatoid Arthritis tests Almost four years ago I wrote my first post on Rheumatoid Arthritis tests. This is the 29th. Obviously, tests are a key topic in RA diagnosis and disease assessment. Many still ask about “the RA test” which doesn’t actually exist. Several tests are used to inform about...Continue reading      29 Comments » Read more

New Blood Test for Rheumatoid Arthritis: 14-3-3eta

New Rheumatoid Arthritis test based on blood marker 14-3-3η Yesterday, April 9, 2013, Quest Diagnostics announced a new blood test for Rheumatoid Arthritis based on a new protein biomarker, 14-3-3η. The test is available in the U.S. only at Quest labs through an exclusive agreement with Augurex Life Sciences, Corp. Several studies have investigated the relationship...Continue reading      27 Comments » Read more
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