Rheumatoid Arthritis Test

Rheumatoid Arthritis Test

Measure levels of certain proteins and antibodies in your blood that are associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disease where the body attacks its own tissues and causes painful swelling in joints and other organs. Read more
Test details

Sample type:
Blood
Preparation:
You do not need to do anything special to prepare for the sample collection. Fasting is not required for this test.
Test type: In Person
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$78.75 $105.00
+ $6.00 Physician Service Fee
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What
This test checks your blood for proteins and autoantibodies associated with RA.
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Who
Anyone who suffers from stiff, painful, or swollen joints, or suspects they may have RA. Must be 18 years of age to purchase.
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How
Blood
Schedule an appointment, then visit a Quest Diagnostics patient service center location.
About the Test
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a long-term autoimmune disease that causes your body to attack healthy cells instead of bacteria or viruses. This disease causes painful swelling in the parts of the body being attacked, typically your joints (e.g., wrists, knees, and hands) but also other tissues like your eyes, lungs, and heart. The damage caused to tissues can lead to long-term pain, poor balance, and misshaped joints. Symptoms typically begin between 30-50 years of age. Our Rheumatoid Arthritis Test looks for certain proteins and autoantibodies in your blood to help detect RA. This information, along with clinical history and physical examination, can be used to identify next steps.

 

How it works

questhealth.com offers 100+ consumer-initiated Quest Diagnostics lab tests to empower you to have more control over your health journey. Choose from a variety of test types that best suit your needs.

  • In-person
  • In-home sample collection
1

Buy a lab test & schedule an appointment

No doctor visit required for purchase. Book a visit to one of 2000+ Quest locations.

2

Visit Quest for sample collection

3

Get fast results online

Access results online as soon as they’re available.

4

Get physician support

Discuss your results with an independent physician at no extra cost.

1

Buy a lab test
+ in-home sample collection

If in-home service is available in your area, purchase for an additional $79 fee.

2

Schedule an appointment

After you make a purchase, Quest Mobile will contact you to schedule an in-home sample collection appointment.

3

In-home sample collection

A Quest Mobile phlebotomist will collect your sample and deliver it to Quest Diagnostics.

4

Get fast results online

Access results online as soon as they’re available. Discuss your results with an independent physician at no extra cost.

 

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