Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis testsJuvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
Tests could include:
- Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)
- History and Physical Exam
- Rheumatoid factor, quantitative
- Rheumatoid factor measurement
- Complete Blood Count (CBC) Test
- Antinuclear antibody measurement
- Joint X-Ray
- Synovial Biopsy
- General eye examination
- Diagnostic Aspiration of Joint
- C Reactive Protein (CRP) Measurement
- Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) B27 Typing
- Bone Scan
- Dual Energy X-Ray Photon Absorptiometry (DEXA) Bone Scanning
Rheumatoid factors are proteins produced by your immune system that can attack healthy tissue in your body. Healthy individuals normally do not produce rheumatoid factor, so its presence in your blood can indicate that you have an autoimmune disea...
A complete blood count, or CBC, is an easy and very common test that screens for certain disorders that can affect your health. A CBC measures several components of your blood and can help diagnose a broad range of conditions, from anemia and infe...
Antibodies are proteins made by your immune system. They help your body recognize and fight infections. Normally antibodies target foreign materials, like bacteria and viruses, to help the immune system get rid of them. Sometimes, antibodies are m...
A joint X-ray takes images of your joints. It is used to detect joint problems. X-rays use small amounts of radiation to take pictures of bones, organs, and other structures. A joint X-ray can detect fractures, tumors, or other conditions. X-rays ...
Every joint in the human body contains synovial fluid. This fluid, which is secreted into the joint cavity by the synovium or the synovial membrane, lubricates the joints and allows for ease of movement. The synovial membrane of joints is also the...
C-reactive protein (CRP) is a substance produced by the liver in response to inflammation. C-reactive protein is also called high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, which may be shortened to HS-CRP, US-CRP, or simply CRP. If high levels of CRP are pr...
In some cases, your doctor may decide that he or she needs a sample of your tissue or your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of tissue or cells is called a biopsy. While a biopsy may sound scary, it's important t...
A bone scan is an imaging test that safely uses a very small amount of radioactive dye to help diagnose problems with your bones. This test reveals problems with bone metabolism. The normal process of bone metabolism includes how bones are broken ...
A kidney, ureter, and bladder (KUB) study is an X-ray procedure that assesses the organs of the urinary system and gastrointestinal system.
A gastric emptying scan, also known as a gastric emptying study or test, is an exam that uses nuclear medicine to determine how fast food leaves the stomach.
An X-ray is a common imaging test that allows doctors to view the inside of your body without having to make an incision. X-rays are waves of electromagnetic radiation that are absorbed differently by different tissues. Bones absorb them well beca...
An extremity X-ray is an X-ray image taken of your extremities (your arms, legs, hands, wrists, feet, ankles, shoulders, knees, or hips). An X-ray is a form of radiation that passes through your body and exposes a piece of film, forming an image o...
The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and tendons that help stabilize the shoulder and aid in movement. Rotator cuff strains or tears are caused by overuse or acute injury. Repetitive lifting can put you at risk.
An X-ray is a common imaging test that has been used for decades to help doctors view the inside of the body without having to make an incision. The X-ray was made public in 1896 with an image of the hand of anatomist Albert von Köliker. In the hu...