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A 41-year-old member asked:

Is there one best test to diagnose appendicitis?

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Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
CAT scan: Good history and physical exam labs and if needed a cat scan to confirm diagnosis.
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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Clinically/CT scan: Often, the diagnosis is a clinical one, made by an astute physician based upon history and a good physical exam. Most doctors will now confirm their impression with a ct scan. There are other ancillary tests which may support the diagnosis but which are not always necessary (white blood cell count, sed rate, crp, etc.).
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