Nearly one in five Australians have arthritis. Arthritis Australia is a charitable organisation, and is the peak arthritis body in Australia. In this role, they provide support and information to people with arthritis and healthcare professionals, promote awareness and fund research.
Role of pathology in arthritis
Pathology is integral to the diagnosis and management of many forms of arthritis. Simple blood tests can help diagnose some forms of the condition, monitor progress and alert doctors to side effects arising from medications. Test results facilitate early and effective management of arthritis, improving the quality of life of those affected.