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Joint Aspiration

Alternate Names : Synovial Fluid Analysis, Synovial Biopsy

Joint Aspiration | Preparation & Expectations | Results and Values

What is involved in preparation for the test?

The person may be asked to fast for 6 hours before the test. This is because food may interfere with the test results. For instance, the blood glucose level is normally lower in individuals who have arthritis.

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Joint Aspiration: Results and Values

Author: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
Reviewer: Barbara Mallari, RN, BSN, PHN
Date Reviewed: 08/09/01

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