collagen disease & arthritis panel

collagen disease & arthritis panel

Lab medicine A battery of serum tests designed to establish the diagnosis of a rheumatic disease in a most cost-effective manner; the CD&AP measures ESR, rheumatic factor–by latex agglutination, uric acid levels, ANAs, C-reactive protein. See Organ panel.
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