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Not everyone with
RA is the same

seropositive rheumatoid arthritis patients

You could be dual seropositive

You’re a unique person with unique needs, so you deserve to be taken care of as an individual. Because you’re more than just your rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis, and we’ll show you why.

Your doctor uses your blood
tests and medical exams
to
learn more about your RA.

You may hear terms like
anti-CCP, rheumatoid factor (RF),
ESR, and CRP from your
blood tests.

These unique characteristics
of your disease are also
called biomarkers.

Dual seropositive means you tested positive for both of these biomarkers: anti-CCP and RF.

Anti-CCP, anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide; CRP, C-reactive protein; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate.

How this information factors into your RA

Your doctor is constantly assessing your RA to see if it gets worse. This can include looking at certain risk factors:

  • Biomarkers like anti-CCP
    or RF
  • Joint damage
  • Higher disease activity
  • Worsening symptoms

If you tested positive for anti-CCP and RF, you’re not alone—about 40% to 60% of people with RA test positive for both
anti-CCP and RF, according to an article that reviewed several studies.

Ask your doctor if you’re dual seropositive

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Knowing what you’re up against will help you and your doctor determine what’s next. If you’re dual seropositive, ORENCIA may be right for you.

What exactly are anti-CCP, RF, ESR, and CRP?