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    Arthritis blood test

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    My GP told me that my arthritis blood test score was less than half of my age (78) so not a real problem. I would like to know more about this test.
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    Arthritis means inflammation of a joint or several joints. There is no specific blood test for arthritis. A diagnosis of arthritis is based on a clinical picture including history and examination, blood tests and imaging like X-rays. In the case of osteoarthritis, blood tests would usually be within the normal range. In the case of inflammatory arthritis – some blood tests may be abnormal (examples include ESR and CRP) - depending on the type of inflammatory arthritis. If you have more questions, you should see your GP.

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