About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Español
VNA of Care New England
VNA of Care New England

Screening for Rheumatoid Arthritis

The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are usually administered to people without current symptoms, but who may be at high risk for certain diseases or conditions.

Screening Tests

There are no screening tests available for the early diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis in people without affected joints. There are also no guidelines recommending screening in people without symptoms.

References

Rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Foundation website. Available at: http://www.arthritis.org/conditions-treatments/disease-center/rheumatoid-arthritis . Accessed July 24, 2013.

Rheumatoid arthritis. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases website. Available at: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health%5FInfo/Rheumatic%5FDisease/default.asp . Updated April 2009. Accessed July 24, 2013.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA). EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php . Updated July 2, 2013. Accessed July 24, 2013.

Revision Information

Health Headlines
If Kids Think Someone's Watching, They're More Likely to Wash Their HandsView in a lightbox
Spring Cleaning Safety TipsView in a lightbox
Ragwitek Approved for Adult Ragweed AllergyView in a lightbox
Restaurants in Poor Areas Push Unhealthy Foods, Study FindsView in a lightbox
Certain Sedatives Tied to Breathing Problems in Older COPD PatientsView in a lightbox
VNA of Care New England
© 2011 Site Index | Disclaimer | Legal Notices