Polymyalgia Rheumatica tests
Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Tests could include:

  • A complete blood count, or CBC, measures several components of your blood and can help diagnose a broad range of conditions, from anemia and to cancer.
  • 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...
  • An ANA test is a simple blood test used to help determine whether someone has an autoimmune disorder, such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.
  • C-reactive protein (CRP) is a substance produced by the liver in response to inflammation. Other names for CRP are high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (HS-CRP), or ultra-sensitive C-reactive protein (US-CRP).
  • 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...
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