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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Manpreet Kaur, MD [2]


Laboratory tests used to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis include complete blood count with differentials, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, CRP, renal function test, LFTs, and antibodies such as rheumatoid factor, anti-CCP, and anti MCV.

Laboratory Findings

Following tests are used to make the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis:[1][2]


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