Diagnostic Tests for Multiple Sclerosis


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Diagnostic Test list for Multiple Sclerosis: The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis includes:

Tests and diagnosis discussion for Multiple Sclerosis: Physicians use a neurological examination and take a medical history when they suspect MS. Imaging technologies such as MRI, which provides an anatomical picture of lesions, and MRS (magnetic resonance spectroscopy), which yields information about the biochemistry of the brain. Physicians also may study patients' cerebrospinal fluid and an antibody called immunoglobulin G. No single test unequivocally detects MS. A number of other diseases produce symptoms similar to those seen in MS. 1

Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis: medical news summaries: The following medical news items are relevant to diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis:



Footnotes:
1. excerpt from NINDS Multiple Sclerosis Information Page: NINDS

Last revision: June 2, 2003

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