What diagnostic testing should be considered in suspected cryoglobulinemia?

Braun GS, et al. Cryoglobulinaemic vasculitis: classification and clinical and therapeutic aspects. Postgrad Med J. 2007 Feb;83(976):87-94.
This review includes a discussion of clinical presentation and serologic testing for the three types of cryoglobulinemia. Tables 1 and 5 summarize lab findings.

Lane SK, Gravel JW Jr. Clinical utility of common serum rheumatologic tests.  Am Fam Physician. 2002 Mar 15;65(6):1073-80.
This review briefly discusses the use of rheumatoid factor in screening for suspected cryoglobulinemia.

Read the Cryoglobulinemia (types I, II, & III) monographs in DynaMed Plus. In the diagnosis section of each monograph, you will see testing to consider along with specifics on blood tests.

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