Joint Fluid Analysis
What Affects the Test
You may not be able to have
this test or the results may not be useful if:
- You do not have enough fluid in the joint space.
are on blood-thinning medicine, such as warfarin, and your blood is too thin.
- You have recently had cortisone injected into the same
- You have an
infection in the skin near the joint.
What To Think About
- Your doctor may recommend further treatment
with medicine, physical therapy, or surgery after the cause of your joint pain
has been found.
- Tissue from the joint lining may be removed during
this test (synovial biopsy). The tissue sample is then examined under a
Primary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
September 09, 2014
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