AT–HOME HEALTH TEST

Rheumatoid Arthritis Test

  • Enhanced Biomarker screening

  • Physician reviewed results

  • Easy to understand online report

Rheumatoid Arthritis Test Suite
  • Enhanced Biomarker screening

  • Physician reviewed results

  • Easy to understand online report

The imaware™ mission is to reduce the number of undiagnosed Rheumatoid Arthritis patients.

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a serious auto-immune disease that occurs at twice the rate in women as compared to men[A] with potentially a large number undiagnosed.

2.0M

Americans estimated to have RA [A]

1.3M

Americans diagnosed as of 2014 [B]

Have you experienced any Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms?

You may have Rheumatoid Arthritis if you have experienced any of the following symptoms:

• Pain in small joints

• Multiple painful joints

• Joint stiffness in the morning

In addition, you may have rheumatoid arthritis if a family member of yours has been diagnosed, as first-degree family members are 5x more likely to have rheumatoid arthritis as well.

If left untreated, over 20% of patients become so severely debilitated within the first 3 years following initial diagnosis that they become permanently disabled.

Don't leave the RA question unanswered

Choose a quick and easy testing experience

Rheumatoid Arthritis starts to develop months before symptoms show. imaware™ can provide awareness of RA before symptoms show and can significantly reduce time to diagnosis.

Take advantage of earlier detection

Early treatment is critical to slowing the progression of RA, preventing long-term joint damage, and protecting your overall health.

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Designed alongside world-class doctors

imaware™ designs and validates each at-home health test alongside world-renowned medical doctors and scientific researchers.

Dr. NiewoldDirector of the NYU Colton Center for Autoimmunity, a leading research center.

Dr. DeaneEndowed Chair for Rheumatology Research, University of Colorado Denver.

Designed & Validated by Doctors

imaware™ provides a great opportunity for patients to test from home and engage in earlier diagnosis of RA which can help prevent the disease from causing damage."
Dr. Timothy Niewold, Director, NYU Colton Center for AutoimmunityNYU School of Medicine

Designed & Validated by Doctors

imaware™ provides a great opportunity for patients to test from home and engage in earlier diagnosis of RA which can help prevent the disease from causing damage."
Dr. Timothy Niewold, Director, NYU Colton Center for AutoimmunityNYU School of Medicine

imaware™ At-Home Rheumatoid Arthritis Test

At-home Collection

imaware™ tests are completed in the comfort of your own home with just a small finger prick. No prescription required.

Easy

Complete in under 5 minutes

imaware™ tests use a simple painless process that can be completed in under 5 minutes from the comfort of your own home.

A more accurate analysis

Patented imaware™ technologies create reports for patients that provide high levels of accuracy.

Precise

Enhanced Biomarker screening

Both CCP and RF biomarkers can provide awareness of RA before symptoms show. imaware™ tests for both of these biomarkers to provide a more comprehensive result.

Easy to understand online report

Access your results anywhere, any time, and share them easily with your healthcare professional.

Empowering

Engage your Physician Sooner

We provide you clear next steps and guide you to engage your doctor sooner.

Enhanced biomarker screening

imaware™ is the only at-home rheumatoid arthritis screening test capable of detecting the cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody (CCP-IgG), a unique biomarker that can provide awareness of RA before symptoms appear.

imaware™ also screens for two Rheumatoid Factor biomarkers in the single test to provide a more comprehensive result.

imaware™ incorporates joint pain and patient symptoms into test calculations to help ensure alignment to standard rheumatology screening practices

Using an imaware™ collection kit

The imaware™ home collection kit is easy to use, painless, and requires only 5 drops of blood.

1

Draw 5 drops of blood

Use the pain-free lancet by pressing it against the tip of your finger and press the button

2

Collect in the microtube

Collect the drops of blood from your finger into a microtube

3

Secure and return microtube

Secure the microtube, and mailing it back to us with the provided return label.

4

Check your results online

Your results are available online for review within 5 days

Partners for Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness

We're working with our partners to increase awareness of rheumatoid arthritis home-based testing plus education and community building.

Take the test. Change your life.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Test Suite

Still have questions about how imaware™ works?

Here are just a few of the things people frequently ask about imaware. If you don’t see your question here, get in touch with us by clicking here.

How do I prepare for my rheumatoid arthritis test?
There is nothing special you must do to prepare for your rheumatoid arthritis test. Simply follow our instructions to draw your sample and return to us the same day using the paid return shipping bag.
What are rheumatoid arthritis biomarkers?
A rheumatoid arthritis specific biomarker is a measurable indicator of your body's autoimmune response. The two most common rheumatoid arthritis biomarkers are RF and CCP. In patients with rheumatoid arthritis, these specific biomarkers are often found to be elevated.
What makes the imaware™ rheumatoid arthritis test different?
imaware™ is a comprehensive test for rheumatoid arthritis that utilizes the prevalence of family history and other relevant conditions in our report. Our test also measures the CCP biomarker, which has been shown to be elevated up to 12 months before rheumatoid arthritis symptoms and damage take place.
Is the imaware™ rheumatoid arthritis test the same as a DNA test?
imaware™ rheumatoid arthritis test is more accurate than a DNA test, as it tests your blood for presence of rheumatoid arthritis biomarkers. DNA kits test for the genetic markers that may indicate a predisposition for auto-immune diseases, which may not indicate rheumatoid arthritis.
Are there any special return shipping instructions?
No, simply drop-off the package in the provided shipping bag at any USPS mailbox or store location at any time.
View the notes of scientific references for claims made on this page
A
Gibofsky A.
Overview of epidemiology, pathophysiology, and diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis.
Am J Manag Care 2012;18:S295-302.
B
Hunter TM1, Boytsov NN2, Zhang X2, Schroeder K2, Michaud K3, Araujo AB
Prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis in the United States adult population in healthcare claims databases, 2004-2014.
Rheumatol Int. 2017 Sep;37(9):1551-1557. doi: 10.1007/s00296-017-3726-1. Epub 2017 Apr 28.
C
2010 Rheumatoid arthritis classification criteria: An American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism collaborative initiative.
2010 Rheumatoid Arthritis Classification Criteria.
D
T.B. Niewold M.J. Harrison S.A. Paget.
Anti-CCP antibody testing as a diagnostic and prognostic tool in rheumatoid arthritis.
QJM: An International Journal of Medicine, Volume 100, Issue 4, 1 April 2007, Pages 193–201, https://doi.org/10.1093/qjmed/hcm015
E
Andreas Swart, Rufus W. Burlingame, Irmgard Gürtler, Michael Mahler, Clinica Chimica Acta.
Third generation anti-citrullinated peptide antibody assay is a sensitive marker in rheumatoid factor negative rheumatoid arthritis.
F
Salvatore Corrao, Luigi Calvo, Giuseppe Licata.
The new criteria for classification of rheumatoid arthritis: what we need to know for clinical practice.
European Journal of Internal Medicine.
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J. ADAM RINDFLEISCH, M.D., and DANIEL MULLER, M.D., PH.D.
Diagnosis and Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis - American Family Physician.
University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin.
H
EUGENE MOCHAN, DO, PhD, MARK H. EBELL, MD, MS.
Predicting Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk in Adults with Undifferentiated Arthritis.
Am Fam Physician. 2008 May 15;77(10):1451-1453.
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C Rakieh, J L Nam, L Hunt, E M A Hensor, S Das, L-A Bissell, E Villeneuve, D McGonagle, R Hodgson, A Grainger, R J Wakefield, P G Conaghan, P Emery.
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Anne Miller, Alison L. Nightingale, Cormac J. Sammon, Kamal R. Mahtani, Tim A. Holt, Neil J. McHugh, and Raashid A. Luqmani.
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A/P Lau Tang Ching
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Lotte Arwen van de Stadt, Birgit I Witte, Wouter H Bos, Dirkjan van Schaardenburg.
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Clinical and epidemiological research.
M
Penny F. Whiting, PhD; Nynke Smidt, PhD; Jonathan A.C. Sterne, PhD; Roger Harbord, MSc; Anya Burton, BSc; Margaret Burke, MSc; Rebecca Beynon, MA; Yoav Ben-Shlomo, PhD, MD; John Axford, DSc, MD; and Paul Dieppe, MD.
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