Profile for Bone and Joint Diseases

The tests included are:

Total Calcium levels – Calcium levels are important for proper bones. Thus its measurement is vital and variation in its levels affects the bone health.

Vitamin D levels – Its role is to maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorous necessary for proper maintenance of bones. This test assesses the total volume of 25-Hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD), which is the form of Vitamin D circulating in blood.

Uric acid levels – Increased levels of Uric acid cause the disease gout where the crystals of uric acid are deposited in joints, resulting in pain.

RA factor – This test helps in the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis, which is also characterised by signs and symptoms of pain in the joints of the feet and hands.

Anti CCP antibody – This test is ordered along with or following a RA factor test to help diagnose rheumatoid arthritis and to assess the severity and probable course of the disease.

C-reactive protein (CRP) – A substance produced by the liver in response to inflammation.This test to monitor inflammatory diseases.