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Is a blood test to diagnose paraneoplastic syndrome experimental?

Is a blood test to diagnose paraneoplastic syndrome experimental?

Maybe: Some defined antibodies are associated with paraneoplastic syndromes (note: plural). In those cases the testing may be positive. However, a person could have a paraneoplastic syndrome with negative testing for the known paraneoplastic antibodies. It is possible that studies are being done to characterize tests for paraneoplastic syndromes. That might be experimental. ...Read more

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What blood tests can help diagnose paraneoplastic syndrome?

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What blood tests can help diagnose paraneoplastic syndrome?

Serum Ab: It is a clinical diagnosis. But detection of some well characterized paraneoplastic antibodies in serum or CSF can be helpful. For example, anti-hu (encephalomylitis/sclc), anti-yo (cerebellar degeneration/breast or gyn cancer), anti-calcium channel (lambert-eaton syndrome), etc. Of note, negative antibody does not exclude the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Lo back muscles stiff an dull headache sweating an trouble with balance . if this is paraneoplastic syndrome will it show on blood tests ?

Lo back muscles stiff an dull headache sweating an trouble with balance . if this is paraneoplastic syndrome    will it show on blood tests ?

More information: Do you have cancer?? Paraneoplastic syndrome takes many forms and sometimes includes large levels of normal hormones! The symptoms are NON-SPECIFIC.....We need more info so ask your question again.... Dr Z ...Read more

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Does Paraneoplastic antibody syndrome blood test through Mayo Clinic is reliable enough?

Does Paraneoplastic antibody syndrome blood test through Mayo Clinic is reliable enough?

Yes: Mayo Clinic Lab is highly reliable, and is one of the best reference labs in the world. ...Read more

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What medical centers in CA preformed anti body blood test for paraneoplastic neuropathy syndrome?

What medical centers in CA preformed anti body blood test for paraneoplastic neuropathy syndrome?

In a way, all: Although the test is not actually performed in every laboratory in California, every lab can draw blood from a patient and send the serum to the reference laboratory for that test. That process of sending a sample for testing elsewhere is routine. ...Read more

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Is there any way to diagnose or deny Neurology Paraneoplastic Syndrome?

Is there any way to diagnose or deny Neurology Paraneoplastic Syndrome?

Yes: Oncologists or the physician who is managing a cancer patient usually orders a number of tests that check for chemicals abnormally produced by some types of cancer (paraneoplastic syndrome) ...Read more

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Why the antibodies test- paraneoplastic syndrome of mayo clinic and Aetna does not approved by the FDA?

Why the antibodies test- paraneoplastic syndrome of mayo clinic and Aetna does not approved by the FDA?

Faulty policy: Many insurances consider certain antibody tests for paraneoplastic syndrome screening involving the nervous system experimental and investigational. They base this on various criteria including debt of research & FDA approval. The tests should be considered medically necessary when ordered selectively for evaluating persons with signs & symptoms of specific paraneoplastic syndromes. ...Read more

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Does whole body MRI has the ability to diagnose cancer like CT for paraneoplastic syndrome?

Does whole body MRI has the ability to diagnose cancer like CT for paraneoplastic syndrome?

No: For most sites, CT is better diagnostic tool than MRI. NRI is better for imaging the brain, spinal cord, and sometimes the pelvis. ...Read more