Glossary: Blood Tests

As part of your examination, your orthopedic surgeon may order a variety of blood tests. Some conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, may be identified by the presence of a specific substance in your blood. Your doctor may ask you to fast before your exam. Usually a blood test is a simple matter that involves withdrawing a small amount of blood from your arm.

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