Alternate Names : Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease, CPPD
How is the disease diagnosed?
The diagnosis of gout starts with a medical history and physical examination. Then the
healthcare provider may do a
aspiration, inserting a needle into the joint space to remove some
of the joint fluid. The fluid is examined in the laboratory for the presence of
calcium pyrophosphate crystals.
X-rays might be used to look for crystals in the joint.