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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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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 are blood tests for Lyme disease?

What are blood tests for Lyme disease?

ELISA/West blot.: The 2 main tests are elisa and western blot. Elisa or serology is used for screening to see if there is an antibody response to the b. Burgdorferi spirochete responsible for the disease, while the western blot is a specific test that makes sure the positive response is to this and not a false positive, or a reaction to something else. Pcr, or polymerase chain reaction is another possible test. ...Read more

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Is genetic testing available for Parkinson's disease?

Is genetic testing available for Parkinson's disease?

Yes,but: There are several gene mutations that have been detected in pd.Many are very limited in familial clusters & only 10% of pd is thought to be determined by such mutations.The lrrk2 gene is the most common anomaly in late onset pd & detection in an affected patient can be used to as a marker for close family screening. See the nih report: www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3280083. ...Read more

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What are the tests for celiac disease? Blood?

What are the tests for celiac disease? Blood?

Anti-tTG first: In suspected celiac disease / gluten enteropathy / sprue, the cheap screening test is the anti-ttg (tissue transglutiminase); followup may include the more costly IgA anti-endomysial antibdies (ema), biopsy of the gut, and/or a trial of a gluten-free diet. No one knows how common celiac disease really is; what matters is whether gluten elimination ultimately helps you. ...Read more

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Will a typical blood panel for autoimmune diseases detect graves disease?

Will a typical blood panel for autoimmune diseases detect graves disease?

Need specific test: You need to be testing for graves disease - there is no shotgun test for all autoimmune disorders. ...Read more

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Please describe the tests for celiac disease?

Please describe the tests for celiac disease?

Blood tests: Blood tests for antibodies to tissue transglutaminase and deamidated gliadin are hte usual starting tests. Let your doctor pick the order of testing as an alogirthm allows for more efficient testing, depending on initial findings. ...Read more

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What are the tests for von recklinghausen's disease?

Clinical & genetic: The diagnosis is primarily clinical based on skin lesions. There are two major genetic forms and diagnosis may be confirmed by genetic testing. See the site below: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/neurofibromatosis/neurofibromatosis.Htm. ...Read more

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What are the tests for wilson disease?

What are the tests for wilson disease?

It depends: Serum ceruloplasmin is often used and it is a poor choice as it misses about 30% of cases. Urine copper is my choice. If there's a family history or the diagnosis seems obvious, or urine copper is high, test the ATP7B gene. ...Read more

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What are the tests for kahler disease?

What are the tests for kahler disease?

Myeloma Tests: Testing for myeloma includes serum protein electrophoresis (spep) with immunofixation, free light chain kappa/lambda ratio, upep, beta-2 microglobulin, ig's, other lab tests; bone marrow biopsy, skeletal survey. Other tests may include MRI of spine/bone marrow, pet/ct. Bmb tests: fish, cytogenetics, pcli (at some centers), gene expression profiling (gep). Other research tests may be done. ...Read more

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What are the tests for fabry disease?

What are the tests for fabry disease?

Blood test: If the disease is suspected then the genetic tests can be done to look for the x linked galactosidase a enzyme deficiency. ...Read more

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Gliadin ab is how accurate for testing for celiac disease?

Gliadin ab is how accurate for testing for celiac disease?

Better tests exist: The tissue transglutaminase IgA antibody is more specific and sensative than the anti-gliadin or anti-endomesial antibody. ...Read more

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What are the tests for alzheimer's disease?

What are the tests for alzheimer's disease?

Pt. history/MMSE.: A thorough history, information from relatives, and clinical observation especially in the form of a mini mental status exam (mmse) for dementia. Alzheimer's is a diagnosis of exclusion, and so other diseases, and drug effects must be ruled out. Imaging and biomarkers, like low glutamate help confirm the diagnosis, but the most definitive test is post mortem microscopic exam of brain tissue. ...Read more

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What is the diagnostic test for Lyme disease?

What is the diagnostic test for Lyme disease?

Western blot & Elisa: The diagnosis is based on the history and physical and early the rash erythema chronicum migrans and immediate therapy is indicated The test your physician can do is to test for Borrelia Burgdorferi. You will have the Elisa test to screen and then the western blot tests for antigens from the Borrelia Burdorferi. Sometimes a PCR test can be used. You can discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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What are the tests for addison's disease?

What are the tests for addison's disease?

Primary vs secondary: The fault may lie in the pituitary which may produce too little acth. The adrenal responds normally to acth stimulation. If the gland is defective, there is impaired response to acth. In both there are low levels of corticosteroids in blood and urine, and similar electrolyte disturbances, e.G, high potassium. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Crohn's disease?

What are the tests for Crohn's disease?

Multiple: colonoscopy, endoscopy, capsule endoscopy. Imaging studies (usually CT scan or MRI). Blood tests ("IBD serologies", the most popular one is called the Prometheus panel). ...Read more

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How can doctors test for autoimmune disease? Are there specific tests?

How can doctors test for autoimmune disease? Are there specific tests?

Autoimmune Disease: When you have an autoimmune disease, your body produces antibodies against some of your own tissues. Diagnosing an autoimmune disease involves identifying the antibodies your body is producing. Tests may include: antinuclear antibody tests, autoantibody tests, complete blood count (cbc), c-reactive protein (crp), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (esr). ...Read more