Laboratory tests in rheumatology: A rational approach.
Cleve Clin J Med. 2019 Mar;86(3):198-210
Authors: Suresh E
Laboratory tests are useful in diagnosing rheumatic diseases, but clinicians should be aware of the limitations of these tests. This article uses case vignettes to provide practical and evidence-based guidance on requesting and interpreting selected tests, including rheumatoid factor, anticitrullinated peptide antibody, antinuclear antibody, antiphospholipid antibodies, antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody, and human leukocyte antigen-B27.
PMID: 30849037 [PubMed - in process]