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What can I expect if they test for ms?

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Dr. Gael Yonnet
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At the very least, you should expect a brain MRI with and without contrast and a battery of labwork to rule out MS mimickers.
A lumbar puncture is sometimes done but is not always needed and MS can be diagnosed without it.

In brief: See answer below

At the very least, you should expect a brain MRI with and without contrast and a battery of labwork to rule out MS mimickers.
A lumbar puncture is sometimes done but is not always needed and MS can be diagnosed without it.
Dr. Gael Yonnet
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In brief: Usual approaches

MRI films of brain and less commonly spinal cord are the main tests, besides blood studies to exclude other disorders, such as lupus or Lyme disease.
On occasion a lumbar puncture may be useful.

In brief: Usual approaches

MRI films of brain and less commonly spinal cord are the main tests, besides blood studies to exclude other disorders, such as lupus or Lyme disease.
On occasion a lumbar puncture may be useful.
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