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What test is needed to diagnose HSV 1 if patient has never had symptoms of it but is worried they may have contracted it?

What test is needed to diagnose HSV 1 if patient has never had symptoms of it but is worried they may have contracted it?

Test not needed: 90% of are carriers of hsv1. Testing can be done through a blood antibody test but usually is not since 90% will be positive. If you have an oral cold sore then a swab can be done to detect the actual presence of the virus. If you have not symptoms then there is no value in getting tested for hsv 1. ...Read more

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What are tests used to diagnose fibromyalgia?

What are tests used to diagnose fibromyalgia?

FIQR: Dr. Bennett published the fibromyalgia impact questionnaire (fiqr), which appears to be able to distinguish fibromyalgia from other chronic pain conditions. There is a fibromyalgia app available for the ipad that makes it easy for anyone to use the fiqr. After that, you should share the fiqr results with your doctor and your doctor can do a workup to confirm your diagnosis and start treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a particular test to diagnose hypoglycemia?

Is there a particular test to diagnose hypoglycemia?

Blood glucose: Any blood glucose monitor that's typically used for diabetics also will diagnose low blood sugar. It just takes a small drop of blood on a test strip inserted into the monitor. You get an answer in about 5 seconds. Normal is 70-100 fasing. ...Read more

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What tests diagnose myeloma?

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 test diagnose venouis thrombosis?

What test diagnose venouis thrombosis?

Ultrasound is best: As dr. Hertzman said, ultrasound is best but you might not need one. If your history is suggestive of a deep venous thrombosis (dvt), a blood test called a d-dimer can be very useful. If your d-dimer is normal, an ultrasound is probably not necessary. If your history is suggestive of a DVT and your d-dimer is abnormal, an ultrasound is a must. ...Read more

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What tests are used to diagnose epilepsy?

What tests are used to diagnose epilepsy?

Several: The most useful is an examination by a neurologist. Often we doo an EEG, MRI of the brain, and occasionally other tests. ...Read more

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What tests are conducted to diagnose TB in a patient?

What tests are conducted to diagnose TB in a patient?

See below: First, TB can occur elsewhere besides the lungs - e.g. the kidneys, bone, or all over called "miliary". It's diagnosed by x-rays, sputum culture, blood culture, or biopsy. ...Read more

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What are tests are done to diagnose add?

What are tests are done to diagnose add?

Observation: There are no blood tests or imaging studies that have consistantly been proven to be valid in diagnosis. The only way is to use questionnaires such as the connor's or vanderbilt forms filled by people who have exposure and observation of the individual and discussing with your doctor. ...Read more

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What test diagnoses Crohn's disease?

What test diagnoses Crohn's disease?

Biopsy: Confirmatory test is biopsy via upper GI endoscopy and/or colonoscopy. Crohn's usually presents with inflammatory changes and granulomas (areas of immune system consolidation) at the end of the small intestine (terminal ileum) but it can involve any part of the GI tract. ...Read more

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Is there one best test to diagnose appendicitis?

Is there one best test to diagnose appendicitis?

CAT scan: Good history and physical exam labs and if needed a cat scan to confirm diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can a multiple sleep latency test diagnose?

What can a multiple sleep latency test diagnose?

Excessive sleepiness: A multiple sleep latency test (mslt) is also referred to as the "nap study". It is strictly for diagnosing narcolepsy with or without cataplexy and idiopathic hypersomnia. .. Essentially, this test allows us (sleep physicians) to see objectively how sleepy a person truly is by calculating the time one falls asleep during 5 naps spread throughout the day. It should be preceded by a night study. ...Read more

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What tests are done to diagnose bronchostenosis?

What tests are done to diagnose bronchostenosis?

Brochostenosis: Or narrowing of the bronchi is associated witha number of conditions and can be diagnosed in a number of ways...The least invasive a CT scan with or wthout contrast. The most invasive bronchoscopy by a trained chest surgeon.
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What's are the best tests to diagnose a pinched nerve?

What's are the best tests to diagnose a pinched nerve?

The senses: Most of them time your doctor can diagnose a pinched nerve by letting you tell your story in your own words and by examining you. Depending on the type of pinched nerve you have, an imaging study, preferably mri, and possibly nerve studies may be needed to confirm the diagnosis and to help tailor the most effective treatment plan for you. ...Read more

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What are the minimum tests needed to diagnose carsickness?

What are the minimum tests needed to diagnose carsickness?

Accurate history: A careful interview (history) will help your provider determine whether you have carsickness (motion sickness). It is more common in people with migraines. Symptoms can have varying degrees of intensity. Typically nausea and feeling poorly occur when the car is in motion. The more winding the road, the more intense the symptoms. Looking out towards something on the distant horizon seems to help. ...Read more

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What are the tests used to diagnose upper motor neuron disorders?

What are the tests used to diagnose upper motor neuron disorders?

Clinical is the best: You've just stated a few hundred different disease processes that involve "UMN disorders." Which one did you have in mind? The best way to a diagnosis is a well trained neurologist who likes to examine their patients, judiciously use tests to help support their clinical thinking or help reorient them if necessary and not make snap decisions. Do you know anybody like that? That's who needs to see U ...Read more

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