Synovial Fluid Analysis

Summarized by Plex Health
Last Updated: 02 May 2022

Synovial fluid is the thick fluid that lubes your joints and keeps them relocating efficiently. An example of this fluid taken throughout a procedure called an arthrocentesis can assist your doctor find out what's triggering your symptoms. A synovial joint fluid analysis is a group of tests your physician can use to identify troubles with your joints. A sample of this fluid taken throughout a treatment called an arthrocentesis can help your doctor find out what's creating your symptoms. Synovial fluid analysis can also aid your physician identify if you have: A condition that irritates your joints, like gout pain, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus; An infection like septic arthritis; Bleeding disorders like hemophilia or von Willebrand disease; A disease that break down joints with time, like osteoarthritis. Your physician could use this test to see if your treatment for your joint problem is working. Let them know if you take blood thinners or any other medicine.

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