Mayo Clinic Health Library

Bones joints and muscles

  • ANA test

    ANA test — Overview covers definition, preparation, results of this blood test for antinuclear antibodies.

  • Bone density test

    Bone density test — Overview covers definition, risks, results of this osteoporosis-related test.

  • Bone scan

    Bone scan — Overview covers definition, risks, results of this diagnostic test.

  • Discogram

    Discogram — Overview covers definition, risks, results of this test used to evaluate back pain.

  • Rheumatoid factor

    Find out what the results of a rheumatoid factor test may mean.

  • Sed rate (erythrocyte sedimentation rate)

    Sed rate — Overview covers definition and results of this test to detect signs of inflammation.