Arthritis and Bone Health Panel
This unique panel of tests evaluates inflammation and screens for autoimmune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis. This panel also measures uric acid levels to assess if joint pain may be caused by gout.
Why is this Test Important?
These tests can help diagnose if a person has rheumatoid arthritis, distinguish it from other forms of arthritis and conditions with similar symptoms, and to evaluate its severity. Testing can also be used to monitor conditions, determine potential complications, response to treatment, and to monitor for possible side effects associated with some treatments.
You should strongly consider testing if:
- Individuals experiencing joint pain, especially in the toes
- Family history of autoimmune conditions
- If you are experiencing symptoms such as tender, warm, swollen joints, joint stiffness that is usually worse in the mornings and after inactivity, fatigue, fever and weight loss
- Pain in the small joints (wrists, certain joints of the hands and feet)
- Pain or stiffness in the same joints on both sides of the body
- Uric Acid
- CRP, Quan
- RA Factor
- Westergen Sed Rate
A comprehensive metabolic panel is a blood test that measures your sugar (glucose) level, electrolyte and fluid balance, kidney function, and liver function. This panel includes alt/sgpt, alkaline phosphatase, ast/sgot, bilrubin total, bun, calcium, carbon dioxide total, chloride, creatinine, globulin, glucose, potassium, protein total, sodium. AG ratio, bun/creatinine ratio.
Lipid Panel with LDL: HDL Ratio is used to evaluate a person’s cholesterol levels. This test includes HDL-C, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol; LDL-C, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol; and, VLDL-C, very low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. The ratio can help a person further evaluate their risk for heart disease. Typically, a higher ratio indicates a lower risk. This test requires fasting 12-14 hours prior to blood collection.
Glucose, Serum test for both high blood glucose(hyperglycemia) and low blood glucose (hypoglycemia), help diagnose diabetes, and to monitor glucose levels in persons with diabetes.
A Uric Acid test is done to determine the levels of uric acid in the body. High uric acid level is known as hyperuricemia and such condition could predispose to many health diseases. A uric acid test is usually done when patients are suspected with high uric acid levels..
C-reactive protein (CRP) is a substance made by the liver and secreted into the bloodstream within a few hours after the start of an infection or inflammation.
A rheumatoid factor (RF) blood test measures the amount of the RF antibody present in the blood. The test for RF may be ordered when a person has joint pain, swelling, weakness, nodules under the skin or when rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is suspected.
Westergen Sed Rate
A Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR or sed rate) test is used to help diagnose conditions associated with acute and chronic inflammation, such as infections, cancers, and autoimmune diseases.
The ANA (AntiNuclear Antibodies) with Reflex blood test measures the levels of specific antibodies in the blood. Test is used as a primary test to help evaluate a person for autoimmune disorders that affect many tissues and organs throughout the body (systemic) and is most often used as one of the tests to help diagnose systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
This test requires blood work. You’ll receive an email within 24-48 hours with a lab requisition form and necessary instructions. Take this to a local LabCorp Patient Service Center to have your blood drawn.
All tests are authorized and reviewed by a physician from our partner laboratory.
Your results will be emailed to you 3-5 business days from receipt. You will also receive a brief analysis of your test results with general recommendations from a Village Green licensed nutritionist.
Email a Village Green nutritionist or call 800-869-9159.
*Blood testing services are available only in the continental United States and Anchorage, AK. Not available in New York or New Jersey.