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What tests are needed for diagnosing cushings disease?

What tests are needed for diagnosing cushings disease?

Complicated: Cushings syndrome is diagnosed by first having a clinical suspicion followed by careful testing: late night salivary cortisol, urinary cortisol or a Dexamethasone suppression test. Tests must be clearly and reproducibly abnormal. Further identification of the cause of the syndrome needs to be tailored to your particular situation. ...Read more

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What tests diagnose myeloma?

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What tests diagnose myeloma?

Tests: You would need to have blood works, a skeletal bone survey/ or MRI of the spine as indicated , and definitely a bone marrow biopsy to diagnose a multiple myeloma. Please discuss further with your hematologist/oncologist. ...Read more

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What tests are used to diagnos primary amyloidosis?

What tests are used to diagnos primary amyloidosis?

Biopsy definitive: The evaluation will look at the history, physical, imaging, laboratory. The are extra antibodies and increased amyloid proteins in the blood. Tissue samples will show the amyloid protein. ...Read more

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How accurate are blood tests in diagnosing arthritis?

How accurate are blood tests in diagnosing arthritis?

It all depends: Lab tests are used to confirm what the history and physical exam suggest. Many forms of arthritis cannot be diagnosed with blood tests. Blood tests are most helpful when they are relatively specific for one type of arthritis, for example the ccp antibody in ra. ...Read more

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Can blood tests diagnose amyloidosis?

Can blood tests diagnose amyloidosis?

No: Amyloidosis is diagnosed by tissue biopsy such as a rectal biopsy wherein the amyloid in the tissue is detected by the congo red stain. It is the accumulation of particular misfolded proteins in the space between cells (extracellular matrix) that distinguishes amyloidosis. There are many types of amyloid proteins than can cause amyloidosis. ...Read more

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What tests are necessary for an MS diagnosis?

What tests are necessary for an MS diagnosis?

MRI is required: The diagnosis of ms can be made by history, examination, and mri, under the new 2010 mcdonald criteria for the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Your doctor may need additional testing such as optical coherence tomography, a procedure that evaluates the thickness of the optic nerve, but this is not mandatory. Spinal taps are not as common as in the past. ...Read more

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What tests are needed to detect ankylosing spondylitis?

What tests are needed to detect ankylosing spondylitis?

Ankylosing spondy: Patients may have elevated cbc, esr, hla-b27 antigen, and abnormal x-rays of the spine and pelvis. Reference http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001457/. ...Read more

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Would blood tests diagnose testicular cancer?

Would blood tests diagnose testicular cancer?

Some can help..: The diagnosis of testicular cancer requires a tissue biopsy to determine that cancer is present and the specific type. There are some tumor markers for testicular cancer that can be detected in the blood to help determine response to chemotherapy and disease activity. These are not present in all patients with testicular cancer and are not used for the actual diagnosis of the cancer. ...Read more

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Which skeletal diagnostic tests are performed to diagnose Marfan syndrome?

Which skeletal diagnostic tests are performed to diagnose Marfan syndrome?

Several features: Features suggestive of marfan syndrome include: above-average height, long arms, long fingers, flat feet, high-arched palate, narrow face, crowded teeth, small lower jaw, pectus carinatum (pigeon chest), pectus excavatum (sunken chest), hunchback (hunchback), scoliosis (crooked back), hypermobile/hyperflexible joints, etc... ...Read more

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What are tests for diagnosis for cerebrovascular disease?

What are tests for diagnosis for cerebrovascular disease?

Cerebrovascular: Mra's, carotid dopplers, and carotid computed tomographic angiograms provide the structural backdrop for assessing the cerbrovasculature. ...Read more

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Can genetic tests help doctors diagnose disease?

Can genetic tests help doctors diagnose disease?

Yes, some: Yes, genetic tests can help diagnose some diseases but by no means the majority of diseases - at least at this point in time. ...Read more

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What screening questions are used to diagnosis schizoaffective disorder?

What screening questions are used to diagnosis schizoaffective disorder?

Diagnostic Criteria: Schizoaffective disorder can appear surprisingly similar to several other conditions including schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, brief psychotic disorder, delusional disorder, and substance-induced psychotic disorder. Screening questions should be designed to provide the examiner information regarding the diagnostic criteria found in the dsm-iv-tr. ...Read more

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Is genetic testing necessary for CMT diagnosis?

Is genetic testing necessary for CMT diagnosis?

No: Diagnosis can be made by other means, though genetic testing will provide confirmation and pin point the defect. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001741/. ...Read more

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Can acth test give false addison's disease diagnosis?

Can acth test give false addison's disease diagnosis?

Anything is: Possible, and such an important test should always be repeated for confirmation before you are placed on what will almost certainly be a life-long and potentially dangerous medication regimen. See a specialist. ...Read more

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What tests are required to get an accurate diagnosis of thyroid disease?

What tests are required to get an accurate diagnosis of thyroid disease?

Thyroid Disease: Depending on the type of thyroid disease, the first lab test may be a TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) which can help diagnose both high and low thyroid function. Possible nodular thyroid disease may require an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Mri & bone scan impression is suspecious metastatis, bmd show osteopenia spiral, m.Band negative, s.Cortisol 30 with dexona 1 mg, biopsy needed ?

Mri & bone scan impression is suspecious metastatis, bmd show osteopenia spiral, m.Band negative, s.Cortisol  30 with dexona 1 mg, biopsy needed  ?

Perhaps: Discuss your situation with your primary doctor or the one who ordered those tests. If you are feeling uncomfortable, it may be good to get a second opinion from an oncologist (a cancer specialist). Do not wait. Time can make a difference in how you do. ...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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Besides spirometry test, x ray, echocardiogram at rest, are there any other tests to detect heart failure? Blood tests? Stress test?

Yes: A cardiac catheterization can determine heart function as well as measure pressures. Spirometry measures lung function, not heart failure. Sometimes this is checked to rule out pulmonary dysfunction as a contributor to the patient's problems. Nuclear scans and specialized ct scans can also give this information. As already mentioned, there is also a blood test called bnp. ...Read more

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