These blood tests can help your doctor to determine the severity of arthritis and which type of
disease you have. Some of these lab tests are used to help determine inflammation.
CBC, Complete Blood Count, screening test to evaluate overall health; detect and/or
identify a wide range of hematologic disorders
CMP, the comprehensive metabolic panel is a blood test that gives doctors information
about the body's fluid balance, levels of electrolytes like sodium and potassium, and
how well the kidneys and liver are working.
CRP, C-reactive protein is an acute phase reactant, which begins to increase in serum a
few hours after the initiation of an inflammatory process.
ANA, the Antinuclear Antibody blood test is used to help your doctor determine the
cause and the proper treatment of arthritis and other autoimmune diseases.
ESR blood test is used to measure the degree of inflammation in the body.