Laboratory diagnostics of rheumatological diseases

Early diagnosis of chronic polyarthritis (early "active" arthritis)

General diagnostics

  • General physical examination
  • ECG
  • Abdominal Ultrasound
  • X-ray examination of the abdominal cavity
  • According to clinical indications:
  • lung function test heart ultrasound
  • gastro- and coloscopy
  • examination of bones and bone marrow
  • bronchoscopy

Joint Ultrasound (Sonography)

Joint puncture and analysis of the synovial membrane (examination of synovial fluid)

X-ray methods for the study of rheumatological diseases)

Computed tomography (CT)

Nuclear medicine methods (scintigraphy, PET, SPECT)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRT)

Capillary microscopy (examination of small blood vessels (capillaries) of the nail fold of the skin under a microscope, for example, with Raynaud's symptom complex, vasculitis, collagenoses)

Immunological laboratory diagnostics of rheumatological diseases

  • Parameters of the inflammatory process
  • General and biochemical detailed blood test
  • Rheumatoid factor
  • Antibodies
  • Uric acid, etc.

Measurement of bone density


  • Intra-articular drug administration
  • cold chamber
  • Medical treatment
  • (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs of rapid action, the so-called NSAR (non steroidal antirheumatic drugs)
  • Cortisone preparations in the form of tablets
  • Basic therapy
  • Radionuclide synoviorthesis (synoviectomy)
  • Biotech drugs (for example, monoclonal antibodies)
Professor, Doctor of Medical Sciences
Head of the Clinic for Internal Medicine and Rheumatology