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Hello there! My mother suspects that she has Rheumatoid arthritis and we were wondering if this can be proven with a blood test! Can somebody help us? Thank you!

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Hello! For the time being there is no definite test for RA. The diagnosis is made on the basis of some clinical features. It may happen that blood tests and x rays are negative and you do have RA. Most people with RA have raised levels of inflammatory markers detected in blood tests. ESR and CRP are commonly measured. These tend to be high when the inflammation is most active and come down when the inflammation is under control. X-rays will usually be taken early on to look for damage in the joints. The finding of erosions is suggestive of RA but erosions can occur in other types of arthritis as well. I hope I helped a bit!
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