Rheumatoid Arthritis Tests and Exams

Ask your doctor these important questions so you can understand what your tests and exams mean for your RA.

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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?

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