Diagnostic Tests for Batten Disease
Diagnostic Test list for Batten Disease: The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Batten Disease includes:
- Eye exam
- Blood tests
- Urine tests
- Skin or tissue sampling
- Electroencephalogram (EEG)
- Electrical eyes studies
- Brain scans
Tests and diagnosis discussion for Batten Disease:
Because vision loss is often an early sign,
Batten disease may be first suspected during an eye exam.
Often, an eye
specialist or other physician may refer the child to a neurologist.
Diagnostic tests for Batten disease include blood or urine tests, skin or
tissue sampling, an electroencephalogram (EEG), electrical studies of the
eyes, and brain scans.
1. excerpt from NINDS Batten Disease Information Page: NINDS
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