What tests confirm peripheral arterial disease?

ABI/PRESSURES. Ankle brachial index (abi) measures the difference in blood pressures between the arms and legs and arterial ultrasound which is a type of imaging test can be used in conjunction with this to establish this diagnosis along with an appropriate history.
Non-invasive ones. First your md asks you questions about your general health, medical history, and symptoms and a physical exam. Tests include:1) ankle-brachial index (abi), which compares the blood pressure in your arms and legs, 2) duplex ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to measure real-time blood flow and detect blockages or other abnormalities in the structure of your blood vessels. Some need others.