Some may know I am suffering joint and muscle pain at the moment and my GP stoked the fire by asking why I have never had a RA test in all the time I have been at their surgery? But then after examination refused to give me one?
While looking up the cost of a RA test I found a very interesting article in the Pulse Magazine (sorry I cannot find the link for some reason) but it was about a GP practice that did more RA tests than any other in their shire?
Now it seems that out of all of those tested only 25% were found to have RA? But it then comes up with the fact that out of that 25% found to have RA 38% of them showed no physical symptoms of redness or swelling and were long term sufferers?
I can only think that as I can have it done privately for £29.00 it must cost the NHS £290.00?