We may order blood lab tests for you. Lab tests may be ordered to rule out systemic infection or other inflammatory diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis as a cause for your condition. Lab tests may be ordered prior to an imaging study that requires functional kidney level, like an MRI with contrast. Labs will also be part of any pre-operative planning prior to hospital admission for surgery. If needed, we will give you a prescription for required tests and instructions on where you can have this done.