Laboratory Testing in the Diagnosis and Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA)



About this Webinar

Date: Friday, January 22, 2016

Author: Bergman, Martin J., MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Drexel University College of Medicine
Philadephia, PA

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Category: Webinar

Description: Martin J. Bergman, MD discusses the seriousness of a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis for patients who are afflicted and the appropriate use and limitations of laboratory testing in the diagnosis and monitoring for rheumatoid disease activity.

Learning Objectives:

-- Understand the role of laboratory testing in the diagnosis of RA and PsA

-- Recognize proper lab screening prior to the initiation of Disease Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs (DMARDS) or biologic therapy

-- Discuss the role of lab testing in the monitoring of disease activity and medication toxicities.