Getting a Vectra Test

How can I get Vectra®?

Follow these simple steps to get your Vectra test:

  • Step 1: Your doctor orders a Vectra test for you.
  • Step 2: One tube of blood is collected at your doctor’s office, a local lab, or your home by a certified professional. Talk to your doctor about having it drawn at the same time as your other lab tests.
  • Step 3: Your blood sample is sent to our lab to conduct the Vectra test.
  • Step 4: Your doctor receives your Vectra test report in approximately 5-7 calendar days.
  • Step 5: Your doctor can share results from the Vectra test with you, helping you both assess your RA disease activity and facilitating a discussion about the treatment plan for your rheumatoid arthritis.

If you have an infection, such as the flu, or have had a recent vaccination, please let your doctor know before having blood drawn for your Vectra score.

 

How often should I get Vectra?

  • How often you get Vectra depends on your unique situation. You and your doctor should decide this together.
  • An initial Vectra score can be taken at any point following your diagnosis with rheumatoid arthritis. This initial test serves as your “baseline” score. Future scores can then be compared to determine any change in your RA disease activity.
  • Many doctors and patients assess rheumatoid arthritis disease activity with Vectra to obtain a baseline before making a change in treatment. Then a few months afterwards they can use Vectra again to measure the impact that changing treatment had on your RA disease activity.
  • Your doctor may ask you to have your blood drawn for the test a couple of weeks before your visit so you can discuss the results together.
  • Crescendo Bioscience’s goal is to ensure that cost is not a barrier for anyone with rheumatoid arthritis who wants a Vectra test. To learn about financial assistance, please click here or call 1-877-RHEUMDX (1-877-743-8639) from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday.

 

Talk to your doctor about Vectra

  • Like most other lab tests, Vectra must be ordered by your doctor. Review the steps below to help prepare for a discussion with your doctor:
  • Talk with your doctor about how objectively measuring rheumatoid arthritis disease activity with Vectra can help in the management of your rheumatoid arthritis.
  • If you would like more information about Vectra or are concerned about paying for the Vectra test, please call 1-877-RHEUMDX (1-877-743-8639) to find out what financial assistance is available to you.
  • Your insurance company cannot tell you how much you will owe for the test, because they do not know whether you qualify for financial assistance.
  • Work with your doctor to schedule your Vectra test.
  • Schedule a follow-up appointment with your doctor to discuss your Vectra score.
  • Opt-in to receive updates from Crescendo Bioscience here.
  • Connect with us on Twitter: @Vectra

 

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