Laboratory studies in Rheumatology presents an up-to-date overview on the various rheumatologic serological studies commonly ordered in the primary care setting. This essential program aims to simplify these serological studies by discussing the interpretation, distinguishing features and limitations of these assays when encountering a patient presenting with rheumatologic signs and symptoms.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
1. Interpret serological studies in patients with rheumatic diseases
2. Distinguish between the different assay methods in rheumatologic diseases.
3. Recognize the limitations of various assay methods as it relates to interpreting results.
Estimated time to complete this activity is 1 hour.
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