Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
What is arthritis?
Arthritis is a very common condition that only affects joints of the body. The tissues and connective tissues around the joints get inflamed. Arthritis mainly affects hands, feet, knees, lower back and hips.
How common is arthritis?
Arthritis is a very common condition worldwide. However, compared to other nations, India has a greater rate of osteoarthritis.
What are types of arthritis?
There are several types of arthritis, and the most common types include:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Juvenile arthritis
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Ankylosing spondylitis
What are the symptoms of arthritis?
The symptoms of arthritis depend on what type of arthritis you have. The severity of the symptoms varies from person to person, and some may experience inconsistent symptoms. The common symptoms of arthritis are:
- Stiffness (that especially occurs in the morning)
- Difficulty in moving joints
What are the risk factors of arthritis?
Here are a few risk factors of developing arthritis:
- Age: Increasing age can increase your risk of having arthritis.
- Sex: Arthritis is more common in women as compared to men.
- Weight: Excessive weight can put extra pressure to your knees, which can cause arthritis.
- Lifestyle habits: lack of exercise can cause obesity which can lead to arthritis. Smoking can also cause arthritis.
What causes arthritis?
Just like the symptoms, the causes also depend on the types of arthritis. There is not a single cause of arthritis, there are multiple causes of arthritis. The common reasons for arthritis include:
- Having a family history of arthritis
- Having a job or sports that puts consistent pressure on the joints
- Having a certain type of autoimmune disease
- Having a viral infection
How is arthritis diagnosed?
To diagnose an arthritis condition, your doctor would first ask about your symptoms and will prescribe you an arthritis profile test.
What is an arthritis profile test?
An arthritis profile test includes 63 parameters which helps to detect arthritis disorder. This profile test also helps to understand what types of arthritis you have.
When should I go for this test?
You take this test, if you are having pain, stiffness, redness and swelling around the joints. Arthritis joint pain especially occurs in the morning.
What sample would be required for this test?
Only a blood sample is required for an arthritis profile blood test. A medical technician will collect the blood sample.
Do I need to fast before this test?
Yes. You cannot eat and drink anything except water for about 10 to 12 hours before the test.
When would I get my test report?
You will get the soft copy of the test result within 24 to 48 hours.
Is home sample collection available?
Yes, a home sample collection facility is available.
What is the price of this test?
This arthritis profile test price is 1950.