Before and after performing a basic therapy with sanocrysin, thromboytic kinetic examinations were carried out in 12 patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. The thrombocyte survival time, maximal recovery and thrombocyte turnover were determined. The surface activity values were given in the form of spleen-heart quotients and liver-heart quotients as well as by surplus impulses over these organs. The findings evaluated statistically reveal that even the untreated rheumatoid arthritis will have thrombocytic kinetics deviating from the norm. By influencing RES the gold treatment will lead to an reduction of the enhanced platelet decomposition. The behaviour of single parameters before and after gold therapy are discussed. The examination of thrombocyte kinetic could not identify a damage of thrombopoiesis in the bone-marrow and in the periphery caused by sanocrysin.