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Synovial fluid is a slippery fluid that lubricates joints and provides nutrients to the cartilage or synovia.
The joints where synovial fluid is present are known as synovial joints and include the elbow, knee, shoulder, and hip joints, among others.
Synovial fluid has a thick consistency like an egg white. It is not like most other fluids present in the body as it does not flow like a liquid. It may be more accurately described as a type of connective tissue, because of its composition and because of the work it performs.
Synovial fluid analysis may be diagnostic in patients with bacterial infections, crystal-induced synovitis, joint inflammation, pain, and/or swelling.
We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your fluid sample.
Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.
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Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.
Your Synovial Fluid test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your fluid sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your fluid sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.
Your fluid sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.
Our medical team will comment on out-of-range fluid test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Synovial Fluid test results can be downloaded for your doctor.
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