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Testing for multiple sclerosis possible in one visit?

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In brief: Perhaps

Could get MRI, blood tests, and spinal fluid at one extended and lengthy visit, but insurance usually tries to forbid such efficiencies and tends to not cover a doctor's time for both evaluation and testing.

In brief: Perhaps

Could get MRI, blood tests, and spinal fluid at one extended and lengthy visit, but insurance usually tries to forbid such efficiencies and tends to not cover a doctor's time for both evaluation and testing.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology

In brief: See answer below

At the initial visit, the physician with gather the pertinent history of your symptoms and complaints, will examine you, will order a brain MRI with and without contrast and a battery of lab work aimed at ruling out MS mimickers.
The lab work can be done that day, but the results might not be available right away and the MRI might have to be scheduled at a later date.

In brief: See answer below

At the initial visit, the physician with gather the pertinent history of your symptoms and complaints, will examine you, will order a brain MRI with and without contrast and a battery of lab work aimed at ruling out MS mimickers.
The lab work can be done that day, but the results might not be available right away and the MRI might have to be scheduled at a later date.
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Dr. Gael Yonnet
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Possible but

If a MRI reveals multiple lesions consistent with ms, a diagnosis could be made in one visit.
However, a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis is dependent on documenting multiple episodes with lesions separated in time and separated by location in the brain. It is more prudent to not make the diagnosis in haste.

In brief: Possible but

If a MRI reveals multiple lesions consistent with ms, a diagnosis could be made in one visit.
However, a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis is dependent on documenting multiple episodes with lesions separated in time and separated by location in the brain. It is more prudent to not make the diagnosis in haste.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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