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What are the tests for sarcoidosis?

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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Tests many times are directed at the symptoms or physical findings.
There is a blood test called an ace level which is positive in 2/3 of patients with sarcoid. Chest xray may show abnormalities. Biopsy of enlarged lymph nodes or other organ biopsy such as the lungs may be needed. Some patients will have anemia, increased inflammation markers such as a sed rate or crp.

In brief: See below

Tests many times are directed at the symptoms or physical findings.
There is a blood test called an ace level which is positive in 2/3 of patients with sarcoid. Chest xray may show abnormalities. Biopsy of enlarged lymph nodes or other organ biopsy such as the lungs may be needed. Some patients will have anemia, increased inflammation markers such as a sed rate or crp.
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Dr. Donald Elton
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Biopsy

While sarcoidosis can be suspected based on x-rays and symptoms, the actual diagnosis requires a biopsy to prove there are the right type of granulomas and to exclude other diagnosis such as TB or lymphoma that might look the same by xrays.

In brief: Biopsy

While sarcoidosis can be suspected based on x-rays and symptoms, the actual diagnosis requires a biopsy to prove there are the right type of granulomas and to exclude other diagnosis such as TB or lymphoma that might look the same by xrays.
Dr. Donald Elton
Dr. Donald Elton
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