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