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This page contains answers to common questions about rheumatic conditions and treatment. If you need further assistance please phone our advice line on 01473 703315. As there are a large number of questions on this page you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Rheumatology FAQs

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Does it matter if I miss one or more routine blood monitoring tests whilst I am away on holiday?

Obviously it may not be practical for you to arrange blood monitoring tests if you are away from home. Where possible we would advise you to schedule your tests so that these are done a week or so before your departure and as soon as possible after your return. If you are planning an extended trip away, please discuss this with the rheumatology team, as alternative arrangements may need to be made.