Arthritis Panel (4 hour fast preferred)

Product Description

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