Diagnostic Tests for African Sleeping sickness


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Diagnostic Test list for African Sleeping sickness: The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of African Sleeping sickness includes:

  • Blood tests for protozoa
  • Lymph gland tests for protozoa
  • CSF test for protozoa

Tests and diagnosis discussion for African Sleeping sickness: See your health care provider who will order several tests for the parasite. Common tests include blood samples, a spinal tap, and skin biopsies, especially if you have a chancre. 1

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from East African Trypanosomiasis: DPD

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