Hi all, I have just posted an intro as I'm concerned I have RA.
I have some blood tests booked on Wednesday this week to see if they show RA specifically. I don't know if they're just a general blood panel or if they include antibodies testing. I didn't get chance to talk this through as I was already wayyyy past my end of appointment time when we got to discuss tests!
So my questions are...
1) do I need to fast before RA tests generally?
2) do I need to stop any of my supplements or avoid certain high nutrient foods before the tests (eg anti inflammatory things?).
I take levothyroxine, an iron formula (containing zinc and copper), B complex, vit D, omega 3, propranolol, valium, magnesium, vit C.
3) does the time of day for the blood tests matter? My appt is at 12.30pm
Thanks so much