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Rheumatoid Arthritis Tests and Exams

Rheumatoid Arthritis Tests and Exams

It's important to understand which tests you need and what the results mean for your condition. Ask your doctor these questions about exams and tests you may need:

  • What did my physical exam tell you about my joints?
  • What blood tests do I need and what will the results tell us?
  • How often will I need joint X-rays and what did my last X-rays reveal?
  • Will I need an MRI, CT scan, or ultrasound and what will it tell us?

Medically reviewed in January 2019.

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