Rheumatoid Arthritis: Screening
The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are usually administered to people without symptoms, but who may be at high risk for certain diseases or conditions.
There are no screening tests available for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in people without symptoms. An assessment of your risk of RA may be done during regular physical exams.
Last reviewedMay 2014by Michael Woods, MD
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