Arthritis Panel (4 hour fast preferred)
At least four-hour fast preferred
The Arthritis Panel contains all of the following tests:
Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA) Direct
Detect antibodies to nuclear antigens
Uric Acid, Serum
The Uric Acid, Serum blood test is used to detect high levels of uric acid, which could be a sign of the condition gout, or to monitor uric acid levels when undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment.
Sedimentation Rate, Modified Westergren
Evaluate the nonspecific activity of infections, inflammatory states, autoimmune disorders, and plasma cell dyscrasias
C-Reactive Protein (CRP), Quantitative
CRP is an acute phase reactant, which can be used as a test for inflammatory diseases, infections, and neoplastic diseases. Progressive increases correlate with increases of inflammation/injury.
Antistreptolysin O (ASO) Antibodies
Document exposure to streptococcal streptolysin O. A marked rise in titer or a persistently elevated titer indicates that a Streptococcus infection or poststreptococcal sequelae are present.
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Factor
Help in the differential diagnosis and prognosis of arthritic disorders