This panel includes:
Sedimentation Rate (Westergren) – Helps to determine whether a condition causing inflammation is present.
Anti-Nuclear Antibody (ANA) – Test that measures the amount and pattern of abnormal antibody that work against the body's tissues (autoantibody).
Rheumatoid Factor – Used to help support a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis.
C-Reactive Protein (CRP) – Helps to diagnose and monitor the activity of some inflammatory and infectious conditions.
Uric Acid, Serum – This test measures the amount of uric acid in a blood sample. Uric acid is produced from the breakdown of your body's cells and from the food you eat. High uric acid could be a sign of gout.