Alex Simotas, MD

Hospital for Special Surgery
Board Certified Physiatrist
Specializing In Spine & Sports Medicine

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Blood Tests

A blood test is a simple test that involves is a laboratory analysis performed on a blood sample that is usually extracted from a vein in your arm or from a fingerpick. Conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, may be identified by the presence of a specific substance in your blood. You may be asked to fast prior to the exam.