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Is there a definite test for multiple sclerosis?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology
3 doctors agree
In brief: No definite test
There is no definite test for MS.
MS is not the same for every one, and the tests and tools we use to make the diagnosis can also find other illnesses which cause similar findings.

In brief: No definite test
There is no definite test for MS.
MS is not the same for every one, and the tests and tools we use to make the diagnosis can also find other illnesses which cause similar findings.
Dr. Olav Jaren
Dr. Olav Jaren
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: No.
Even mris of the brain are not specific enough.
The diagnosis is a compellation of tests including the lumbar pucture, x-rays, and clinical presentation, and thorough exam. Electrodiagnostic studies are also used.

In brief: No.
Even mris of the brain are not specific enough.
The diagnosis is a compellation of tests including the lumbar pucture, x-rays, and clinical presentation, and thorough exam. Electrodiagnostic studies are also used.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: PERHAPS, UPDATE
Mri software advancing, newer techniques get close to full confirmation of clinical diagnosis.
Software finds both old and new lesions, dissemination in time; and scattered locations, brain and/or neck, dissemination in space. Double inversion recovery MRI films pick up gray matter lesions, adding to accuracy. Long-term correlations increasing accuracy, and outcome predictions. Stay tuned!

In brief: PERHAPS, UPDATE
Mri software advancing, newer techniques get close to full confirmation of clinical diagnosis.
Software finds both old and new lesions, dissemination in time; and scattered locations, brain and/or neck, dissemination in space. Double inversion recovery MRI films pick up gray matter lesions, adding to accuracy. Long-term correlations increasing accuracy, and outcome predictions. Stay tuned!
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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