MSK Screening Blood Add-On Tests - £180 plus the cost of the scan
You can now combine your ultrasound with one of our screening tests to get the full picture of your health. All our tests are done at the internationally renowned The Doctor’s Laboratory. The Doctor’s laboratory works with NHS trusts and major UK private hospitals.
Please add the screening test when you book your MSK scan from our add-on packages.
What does it include:
FBC, ESR and CRP to detect inflammation in the body. CRP rises faster and decreases more rapidly than the ESR.
Rheumatoid factor and Anti-CCP antibody- The rheumatoid factor helps to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis and differentiate it from other forms of arthritis that cause joint pain, stiffness and swelling. The anti-CCP antibody is a newer test which is much more specific for a diagnosis of Rheumatoid arthritis– so if it is positive, you are very likely to have rheumatoid arthritis. But anti-CCP is not as sensitive as the rheumatoid factor– meaning that many with rheumatoid arthritis will not be anti-CCP positive. Hence it is important to do a rheumatoid factor as well. Anti-CCP positivity also confers a worse prognosis– that is, there is a greater chance of rheumatoid arthritis eroding into your joints and causing permanent damage.
Uric acid (done 2 weeks after the acute event) attempts to diagnose gout.
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