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A 33-year-old female asked:

will chest x-ray and ace blood test be able to tell me for sure if i have/don't have sarcoidosis? is there anything else that should be considered?

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Dr. Antoanella Calame
Dermatology 19 years experience
Sarcoidosis: Sarcoidosis can be difficult to diagnose because the disease produces few signs and symptoms in its early stages. Diagnostic tests include: c-rays, ct scan, mri, pet, blood tests, eye exams, biopsies, and lung function tests.

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