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How Do They Test For Ms
Vertigo tests : Most vertigo tests are a specialized part of a physical exam. These tests do require a pair of frenzel lenses which essentially prevent the eyes from being able to focus. Most classic test is dix-hallpike test. Can do more sophisticated exams, like electronystagmogram, posturography, rotary chair and caloric testing. We also do full neurological tests, eye exam with visual acuity and audiogram. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cerebral angiogram: The gold standard is cerebral angiography. However now a ct angio as well as mr angiography which is non invasive but again not considered equal to gold standard. Blood vessels in neck are also tested by ultra sound. ...Read more
Various: Psychologists, pediatricians, family docs, psychiatrists and others may be trained to test for adhd, but not all offer this testing. Testing usually involves interviews & checklists with child, parent(s) and teacher(s). Best to start by asking your pediatrician or family doc; if they don't do the testing themselves, they can refer you to the right qualified expert in your local area. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hgb Electrophoresis: The hemaglobin electropharesis is a blood test that separates hemaglobin types based on molecular size and charge. These tests are compared to known control studies & allow for the detection of dozens of hemaglobin varients ...Read more
History and tests: Taking a thorough history of functioning, changes in abilities and doing cognitive screens. It is also important to rule out other issues that could cause similar symptoms. Areas to be tested inlude attention, memory, understanding and using language, generating information, problem solving, visual spatial skills. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
PID diagnosis: PID is diagnosed by pelvic exam, sometimes ultrasound exam; plus lab tests for main causes (chlamydia, gonorrhea). The main symptoms are low abdominal/pelvic pain and vaginal discharge, sometimes uncomfortable urination, vaginal bleeding. Fever in severe cases. If you think you might have PID, get care immediately; it can be very dangerous if not treated quickly. Good luck! ...Read more
Several labs: An elevated reticulocyte count or seeing numerous young red cells on a smear is a tipoff to hemorrhage or hemolysis in a patient. I recommend against haptoglobin or free hemoglobin tests. Coombs test picks up immune sensitization & there are a host of others. There are other situations, such as the blood bank, where other tests work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spinal fluid tests: A patient's symptoms added to the findings on a doctor's exam, can usually suggest whether or not a patient has meningitis. Meningitis is inflammation and/or infection in the fluid and membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. To confirm the diagnosis, a sample of spinal fluid, taken from the lower back by putting a needle into the spine, can be tested for bacteria, viruses, fungi, etc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not everything, but:: Routine urine dipstick tests for utis, also sugar in urine which can lead to diagnosis of diabetes, tests for protein which could reveal non-uti kidney disease, urinary specific gravity (concentration), ph (urinary acidity), ketones (+ve for starvation or not having eaten for a while, blood can be +ve for uti, kidney disease or cancer, bilirubin for jaundice or liver disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Function with lab te: The function of the gland can be tested with blood tests of thyroid hormone (t4 and T3 (liothyronine) and the pituitary response to function (tsh). The structure of the gland can be assessed with an ultrasound. Sometimes a radioisotope uptake (rai) and a radioiodide scan can test activity/structure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much urine do doctors need to test for toxemia and how many times do they repeat the 24hour test?
24 hour urine test: 24-hr urine looks at the total amount of protein excreted in the urine throughout a 24-hr period. Amount is not important, 24-hr collection is. The test is often repeated weekly or sometimes even more often until delivery. The purpose of repeat testing is to balance timing of delivery - not too early for premature baby, not too late for serious risks to mother. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Assuming you are referring to ankylosing spondylitis, the first step is a thorough history and physical by a qualified specialist. If warranted, xrays may be taken to look at the sacroiliac joints and/or lumbar spine. Mri of the si joints/spine may also be useful early in the disease. There are also some blood tests that may be part of a workup, though nothing specific for as. ...Read more
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