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Diagnostic Tests for Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Guillain-Barre Syndrome: Diagnostic Tests

The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Guillain-Barre Syndrome includes:

Home Diagnostic Testing

These home medical tests may be relevant to Guillain-Barre Syndrome:

Tests and diagnosis discussion for Guillain-Barre Syndrome:

NINDS Guillain-Barre Syndrome Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

Guillain-Barré is called a syndrome rather than a disease because it is not clear that a specific disease-causing agent is involved. Reflexes such as knee jerks are usually lost. Because the signals traveling along the nerve are slower, a nerve conduction velocity (NCV) test can give a doctor clues to aid the diagnosis. The cerebrospinal fluid that bathes the spinal cord and brain contains more protein than usual, so a physician may decide to perform a spinal tap. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Guillain-Barre Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

Guillain-Barre Syndrome: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Guillain-Barre is called a syndrome rather than a disease because it is not clear that a specific disease-causing agent is involved. Reflexes such as knee jerks are usually lost. Because the signals traveling along the nerve are slower, a nerve conduction velocity (NCV) test can give a doctor clues to aid the diagnosis. The cerebrospinal fluid that bathes the spinal cord and brain contains more protein than usual, so a physician may decide to perform a spinal tap. (Source: excerpt from Guillain-Barre Syndrome: NWHIC)

Diagnosis of Guillain-Barre Syndrome: medical news summaries:

The following medical news items are relevant to diagnosis of Guillain-Barre Syndrome:

 

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