Laboratory tests for psoriatic arthritis

Deepak R. Jadon, Neil John McHugh

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Laboratory testing is a key component in the management of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patients. Baseline laboratory tests have a prognostic value, aid the assessment of a patient’s general health thereby guiding treatment choices, and in the long-term help monitor disease activity, response to, and tolerability of pharmacological therapies. Laboratory testing complements the clinical suspicion of PsA raised by history, examination and imaging. Whilst there is no pathognomic diagnostic laboratory test specifi c to PsA, several tests help differentiate PsA from other forms of arthritis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPsoriatic Arthritis and Psoriasis
Subtitle of host publicationPathology and Clinical Aspects
EditorsA. Adebajo, W-H. Boehncke, D. D. Gladman, P. J. Mease
Place of PublicationLondon, U. K.
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages14
VolumePart V1
ISBN (Electronic)9783319195308
ISBN (Print)9783319195292
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jan 2016


  • Anti-citrullinated cyclical peptide antibodies
  • Biomarkers
  • C-reactive protein
  • Genetic testing
  • HLA-B27
  • Lefl unomide
  • Methotrexate
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Rheumatoid factor
  • Sulfasalazine


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