Session Type: ACR Poster Session A
Session Time: 9:00AM-11:00AM
Conclusion: Laboratory correlates of inflammation remain good predictors of a positive temporal artery biopsy. A positive biopsy is associated with increased CRP, ESR and platelets. Our study shows that improvements need to be made locally to ensure the recommended temporal artery biopsy length (>10mm) is taken.
To cite this abstract in AMA style:Jones A, Li J, Li C. Laboratory Tests in Giant Cell Arteritis – Do They Make the Cut? [abstract]. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2016; 68 (suppl 10). https://acrabstracts.org/abstract/laboratory-tests-in-giant-cell-arteritis-do-they-make-the-cut/. Accessed February 28, 2020.
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