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Rheumatology Profile 1 Blood Test
Rheumatology Profile 1 Blood Test
Rheumatology Profile 1 Blood Test
Rheumatology Profile 1 Blood Test

Rheumatology Profile 1 Blood Test

A blood test to help diagnose rheumatoid arthritis, a long-term condition that causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints.
Blood sample 20 biomarkers included 4 working days turnaround

What's included?

Biomarker profiles

  • Autoimmunity
  • Gout Risk
  • Clotting Status
  • Inflammation
  • Red Blood Cells
  • White Blood Cells

Autoimmunity (2 Biomarkers)

Gout Risk (1 Biomarker)

Clotting Status (2 Biomarkers)

Inflammation (2 Biomarkers)

Red Blood Cells (7 Biomarkers)

White Blood Cells (6 Biomarkers)

Blood tests are frequently used to aid in the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) but also to assess any potential problems with the various drugs that are used to treat RA. RF, ESR, CRP and anti-CCP (ACPA) tests are commonly used. 

The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)

The ESR measures the degree of inflammation in the joints but is a more sensitive measure of inflammation than the ESR. The rheumatoid factor (RF) is an auto-antibody commonly found in the blood of those with rheumatoid arthritis. It can also be found in the blood of those with other inflammatory diseases and also in some other individuals, particularly the elderly. Thus, the presence of RF does not necessarily indicate the presence of rheumatoid arthritis. Those with rheumatoid arthritis can also have in their blood auto-antibodies to proteins altered by inflammation called 'anti-CCP antibodies'. Although these antibodies are very specific for rheumatoid arthritis, they are not conclusive because not everyone with rheumatoid arthritis have them.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

How it works

  • Take the test

    Collect your sample at home, visit a partner clinic, or we can even send a nurse to you.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample back on the same day you take it in the freepost pack to our laboratory.
  • Get your results

    View your results with doctor's advice on your personal dashboard.
Laboratories you can trust

Laboratories you can trust

Trusted by the NHS and private clinics alike, you can be sure of the highest testing standards from our fully accredited partner laboratories.

Expert interpretation <br>
of your results

Expert interpretation
of your results

One of our team of doctors will review your results and give you personalised advice based on your medical history, lifestyle and health and fitness goals.

Your personal<br>
health centre

Your personal
health centre

Discover the easy way to track your health through our online portal, my.medichecks.com. View your results with doctor's advice, monitor any changes over time and see the improvements you can make to your health with simple lifestyle changes.

Questions? Let us help

Questions? Let us help

Our customer care team is on-hand to help you find the test that's right for you. Get in touch via phone, live chat or email.

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Important

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.