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A 26-year-old female asked:

Ms? does the lp only test abnormally when the patient is most symptomatic? does ms affect any other labs that can be tested through blood?

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Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 26 years experience
Diagnosed many ways: MS is a condition that affects the central nervous system.there is no blood test for multiple sclerosis. Usually MS is diagnosed by clinical history taking, a neurological examination, a MRI of the brain and a spinal tap. A combination of results is used to confirm the diagnose MS. The spinal tap helps eliminate other causes of brain Abnormalities. positive spinal tap results help with the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Negative spinal tap results do not ruled out multiple sclerosis

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Last updated Nov 8, 2016

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