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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

4 Benefits of a New ACPA Rheumatoid Arthritis Test

IS there a reliable Rheumatoid Arthritis Test? One question I often answer is about tests for Rheumatoid Arthritis. (Actually, one of the videos that was lost addressed that question! See Postblog below!) The short answer is “There is no RA test.” RA is diagnosed and monitored based on a combination of tools, including several tests....Continue reading      9 Comments » Read more

A Paradigm Shift in Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Activity? Part 3

In Part 1, we pointed out that patients and clinicians look at Rheumatoid Arthritis disease activity in different ways. Rheumatologists especially focus on joints, and actually particular kinds of joint activity. Patients face much more with regard to disease activity, as reflected in the post and comments page. In Part 2, we looked at two specific...Continue reading      59 Comments » Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis News Articles Vol.4: Lifetime Risk of RA, Home RA Tests, Atherosclerosis & RA

3 Big RA news articles right now 1) News from Mayo Clinic about lifetime risk of developing Rheumatoid Arthritis Mayo is gathering important data on Rheumatoid Arthritis that has not been known before. We looked at one Mayo Clinic report last summer showing the incidence of RA is higher than expected and increasing in women. My readers...Continue reading      16 Comments » Read more
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