If you’re experiencing joint pain, stiffness, or swelling, you may be wondering if you have rheumatoid arthritis. A rheumatoid blood test can help diagnose this condition and get you on the path to treatment. At Nao Medical, we offer same-day appointments and minimal wait times for your convenience.
What is a Rheumatoid Blood Test?
A rheumatoid blood test measures the level of rheumatoid factor (RF) in your blood. RF is an antibody that is present in the blood of many people with rheumatoid arthritis. However, having a positive RF test does not necessarily mean you have rheumatoid arthritis. Other conditions and even healthy individuals can have a positive RF test.
How is the Test Performed?
A rheumatoid blood test is a simple blood draw that can be performed at any of our Nao Medical clinics. The results are typically available within a few days.
What Happens if I Test Positive?
If you test positive for RF, your healthcare provider may order additional tests to confirm a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. They may also recommend treatment options such as medication, physical therapy, or lifestyle changes to manage your symptoms.
Why Choose Nao Medical?
At Nao Medical, we understand that your time is valuable. That’s why we offer same-day appointments and minimal wait times. Our staff is exceptional and empathetic, and our clinic environments are stunning. We also offer a technologically driven approach with a comprehensive app and extensive after-hours virtual care. Contact us today to schedule your rheumatoid blood test and take control of your health.
- What are the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?
Common symptoms include joint pain, stiffness, and swelling, particularly in the hands and feet. Fatigue, fever, and weight loss may also occur.
- Is rheumatoid arthritis curable?
There is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis, but treatment can help manage symptoms and slow the progression of the disease.
- What is the difference between rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in the joints, while osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that occurs due to wear and tear on the joints over time.
Take control of your health today with Nao Medical. Schedule your rheumatoid blood test and experience our exceptional healthcare services.
Disclaimer: This blog is for informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.