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MY VECTRA SCORE IS
LOW

1-29

¿Cuál es el beneficio de aprender sobre mi Artritis?

Tener que lidiar con una enfermedad como la artritis es muy difícil, especialmente si no entiendes por completo lo que le está pasando a tu cuerpo. Lo mas educado estés sobre esta condición, te va a beneficiar en:

  • Entender que esta condición no es una sentencia a muerte y es posible vivir una vida llena a pesar a este diagnóstico.
  • Poder hablar con tu medico sobre los diferentes tratamientos que existen y asegurarte que estas tomando el mejor medicamento para ti.
  • Podrás estar al tanto de todas los programas de copagos y de asistencia financiera para tus tratamientos.
  • Muchas veces estas condiciones son invisibles y necesitaras tener las herramientas para abogar por ti mismo cuando sea necesario en tu vida cotidiana.
  • Aprender de los demás en cuanto a que otras cosas funcionan para vivir con esta condición lo mejor posible.

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MY VECTRA SCORE IS
MODERATE

30-44

What Does a Moderate Vectra Score Mean?

If your Vectra score is between 30 and 44, that means that you have moderate disease activity and inflammation. While low disease activity is ideal, your score is not as concerning as high disease activity. However, there are still important next steps you can take to lower your Vectra score. Lowering your Vectra score from a moderate level (30 to 44) to a low level (1-29) means that your RA disease activity and inflammation is decreasing. This puts you at a lower risk of joint damage and other long-term complications.

With a Vectra score in the moderate category, you may or may not need a change in your treatment plan. You can talk to your doctor about your Vectra score (and whether it has increased or decreased over time), other test results, your physical exam, and your current symptoms to determine together whether you think your current treatment is helping and you want to give it more time before considering a change.

If you had a Vectra test previously and your latest score is not better by at least 8 points, it may indicate that your RA may not be responding to your current treatment. Talk to your doctor to consider increasing your medication dosage, adding additional medications, or changing to a new medication.



If you had a Vectra test previously and your latest score did improve by at least 8 points, this may indicate that your treatment plan is working and that you should continue with it. Talk to your doctor about getting another Vectra test in 3 months.

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MY VECTRA SCORE IS
HIGH

45-100

What Does a High Vectra Score Mean?

If your Vectra score is between 45 and 100, that means that that you have high RA disease activity and inflammation. This puts you at an increased risk for permanent joint damage and other long-term complications.

Your high disease activity could mean that your RA may not be responding to your current treatment. Talk to your doctor about making changes to your treatment plan, which could include increasing your medication dosage, adding additional medications, or changing to a new medication.

If you had a Vectra test previously and your latest score is not better by at least 8 points, it may indicate your current treatment isn’t improving your RA. Talk to your doctor about making changes to your current treatment plan.

What If My Vectra Score Is High But I Have Few Symptoms?

In addition to measuring disease activity, Vectra also measures inflammation. It’s a common mistake to assume that high levels of inflammation are the same as high levels of pain. It is possible to have moderate or high levels of underlying inflammation without experiencing a lot of pain or other rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. That’s one reason that tests like Vectra are beneficial — because they can reveal what’s happening to your RA on a cellular level even if you feel OK day to day. Over time, this chronic, underlying inflammation can wreak havoc on your joints and organs like your heart and lungs.

In this scenario, your doctor may recommend a change in your treatment to get your inflammation under control.

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CreakyJoints es una comunidad de personas con artritis (y sus familias) impulsada por el paciente que es parte de la organización sin fines de lucro Global Healthy Living Foundation. El
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This patient guide to understanding your Vectra score was brought to you by CreakyJoints, a patient organization that is part of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the Global Healthy Living Foundation. The guide was created with support from Myriad Genetics, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company with corporate headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah, which makes the Vectra test. Our goal is to help you better understand your RA, so together you and your doctor can make the best decisions for your health.

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and do not constitute medical advice. CreakyJoints.org is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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