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Joint Aspiration

Alternate Names : Synovial Fluid Analysis, Synovial Biopsy

Joint Aspiration | Preparation & Expectations | Results and Values

What do the test results mean?

Normal synovial fluid is clear and light tan in color. Abnormal results may indicate:

  • infection
  • injury to the joint
  • arthritis, or inflammation or swelling of a joint
  • toxic synovitis, or inflammation of the synovial membrane
  • a tumor or growth involving the joint
  • increased fluid within the joint
  • gout, which is a form of arthritis caused by deposit of uric acid crytals into the joint
  • systemic lupus erythematosus, a disease in which normal tissue is destroyed by the body's own immune defenses

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

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