Last updated: Saturday, 29, January, 2011
|Key Information||Appropriate Tests|
The diagnosis is made by clinical assessment of a polyarthritis persisting for more than 12 weeks. FBE, CRP, ESR to confirm the diagnosis of inflammatory arthritis.
A positive rheumatiod factor and CCP antibody makes the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis more likely.
ANA/Creatinine/liver function tests/Uric acid, Parvovirus, Barmah forest virus, Ross River Virus serology.See also Rheumatoid arthritis (juveline)
Lymphocyte surface markers.
|See also Anaemia of chronic disease|
Serum iron studies.