Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) tests
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

Tests could include:

  • 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...
  • 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 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 ...
  • A joint fluid culture is a laboratory test that uses your joint fluid to identify organisms that can cause infection. The actual culture test takes place in a laboratory and does not involve the patient. The joint fluid is also used to test for th...
  • 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.
  • A kidney, ureter, and bladder (KUB) study is an X-ray procedure that assesses the organs of the urinary system and gastrointestinal system.
  • 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.
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