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Diagnostic Tests for Memory symptoms

Diagnostic Test list for Memory symptoms:

The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Memory symptoms includes:

  • Physical examination
    • If suspect multi-infarct dementia, examine for signs of vascular pathology e.g. high blood pressure, signs of previous strokes
    • Examine for signs that symptoms may be due to delirium rather than dementia - e.g. temperature, neck stiffness (may suggest meningitis or subarachnoid hemorrhage), neurological examination to look for focal neurological signs and papilledema.
  • Mini-mental state examination - if dementia is suspected test memory and cognitive function.
  • Blood tests
    • Full blood count and ESR
    • Electrolytes, calcium, renal function tests
    • Blood sugar level
    • Liver function tests
    • Thyroid function tests
    • Blood cultures, if fever
    • Syphilis and HIV testing, if appropriate
    • Folic acid
    • B12 assay for deficiency which may suggest Subacute combined degeneration of spinal cord which in the late stages can cause cognitive impairment, memory loss and confusion
    • ANA antibody to detect lupus erythematosus
    • Lead levels, if suspected lead poisoning
    • Lyme disease serology, if been bitten by tick
    • Molecular genetic testing for Huntington's disease
  • Urine tests
    • Urine drug screen
  • Radiological investigations
    • CT scan or MRI brain can detect changes of several causes of dementia
  • Spinal tap - may be required to diagnose multiple sclerosis, neurosyphilis, meningitis.
  • EEG - may be helpful in demonstrating drug intoxication and some types of dementia.
  • IQ test
  • Urine tests
  • Urine microscopy and culture
  • Urine drug screen
  • Radiological investigations
  • CT scan or MRI brain can detect many different causes of memory loss
  • Spinal tap - may be required to diagnose multiple sclerosis, neurosyphilis, meningitis.
  • EEG - may be helpful in demonstrating drug intoxication and epilepsy.
  • IQ test

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Memory symptoms:

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