Diagnostic Tests for Dark skin
Diagnostic Test list for Dark skin:
The list of diagnostic tests
mentioned in various sources as
used in the diagnosis of Dark skin
- Physical examination
- Examine the dark skin in area or areas affected and note pigmentation features
- Examine for signs of systemic disease that may be associated with the casue of the dark skin - e.g. enlarged liver with jaundice.
- Blood tests
- Full blood count
- Liver function tests - can diagnose jaundice and liver inflammation due to hemochromatosis.
- Electrolytes and kidney function tests - high potassium in Addison's disease; elevated calcium in sarcoidosis.
- Iron studies - raised ferritin and transferring saturation in hemochromatosis.
- Cortisol, ACTH assay, Synacthen stimulation test, adrenal antibodies - if suspect Addison's disease.
- Antinuclear, antinucleolar and anticentromere antibodies - may be elevated in systemic sclerosis.
- HIV serology - if suspect Kaposi's sarcoma.
- Hepatitis serology - if jaundice is diagnosed.
- Skin biopsy of localized dark skin lesion - to assist diagnosis.
- Liver biopsy - if suspect hemochromatosis.
- Radiological investigations
- Chest X-Ray if suspect sarcoidosis
- Transbronchial biopsy - may be required if suspect sarcoidosis.
Conditions listing medical symptoms: Dark skin:
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have 'Dark skin' or similar
listed as a symptom in our database.
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Conditions listing medical complications: Dark skin:
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