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ANA
Antinuclear antibody -- blood test to diagnose systemic lupus
ESR
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate -- rate at which erythrocytes fall as sediment in test tube -- performed for diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis
Arthrocentesis
Surgical puncture to remove fluid from a joint space for analysis
Arthrography
Process of taking images of a joint after injection of contrast media
Arthroscopy
Visual examination of the inside of a joint with an arthroscope
Bone scan
Radioactive media is injected into bone for visualization
EMG
Electromyography -- process of recording the strength of muscle contraction using electrical stimulation
Muscle biopsy
Removal of muscle tissue for microscopic examination