What Maintenance Blood Tests Should I Get?


  • presented by Dr. Carol Langford at the Vasculitis Foundation of Canada’s Fall Symposium at Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Ontario on October 25, 2014.
  • Carol Langford MD, MHS, Harold C. Schott Endowed Chair in Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease, Director, Center for Vasculitis Care and Research, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Dr. Langford performs the following series of blood work for all her vasculitis patients monthly.

  • CBC
  • RF
  • Complement
  • C-reactive protein
  • Chemistries (kidney, liver function, blood sugar)
  • Sedimentation Rate
  • Urinalysis
  • Cryoglobulinemia*

*It seems redo-ing the test for cryoglobulins differs from doctor to doctor and there preferences in persisting to test for cryoglobulins and/or cryocrit %.