Polymyalgia Rheumatica testsPolymyalgia Rheumatica
Tests could include:
- Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)
- History and Physical Exam
- Complete Blood Count (CBC) Test
- Creatine Kinase Level
- Rheumatoid factor, quantitative
- Interleukin-6 Assay
- Serum C Reactive Protein (CRP) Level
- Antinuclear antibody measurement
- C Reactive Protein (CRP) Measurement
- Serum Creatinine Measurement
- MRI of Shoulder
- MRI of Hip
- Diagnostic Aspiration of Joint
- Ultrasound of the Hip
- Ultrasound Scan of Shoulder Joint
- Temporal Artery Biopsy
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...
The creatine phosphokinase test measures the amount of creatine phosphokinase (CPK) present in the blood. The test is also known as creatine kinase, CPK test, and CK test. Creatine phosphokinase is a specific enzyme found primarily in the heart, s...
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...
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...
A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan uses magnets and radio waves to capture images of your body's internal structures without making a surgical incision. The scan allows your doctor to see the soft tissues of the body, including muscles, ligam...