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How does the presence of cryoglobulins help diagnose rheumatoid arthritis?

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Cryoglobulins are antibodies that may be high in people who have a variety of different diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Sjögren's syndrome, Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia, multiple myeloma, lymphoproliferative disorders, hepatitis B and C, and other infections.

SOURCES: American Association for Clinical Chemistry: "Rheumatoid Factor." National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "How is Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosed?" Arthritis Foundation: "Guide to Lab Tests."


Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on April 09, 2018

SOURCES: American Association for Clinical Chemistry: "Rheumatoid Factor." National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "How is Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosed?" Arthritis Foundation: "Guide to Lab Tests."


Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on April 09, 2018

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