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Diagnostic Tests for Flushing

Diagnostic Test list for Flushing:

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

  • Physical examination
    • Temperature to detect fever which may cause flushing
    • Blood pressure - episodically elevated with phaeochromocytoma.
    • Neck examination to detect enlarged thyroid in hyperthyroidism
    • Abdominal examination looking for enlarged liver in carcinoid syndrome
  • Blood tests
    • Full blood count may detect polycythaemia
    • Thyroid function tests to detect hyperthyroidism
    • Estrogen , FSH may provide information concerning menopausal status
    • Yellow fever serology, if suspected
  • Urine tests
    • 5-HIAA, if suspect Carcinoid syndrome
    • 24 hour Urinary catecholamines, HMAA and metadrenaline if suspect phaeochromocytoma
  • Radiological investigations
    • Liver ultrasound, to confirm liver metastases if suspect carcinoid syndrome
    • CT Abdomen or MRI abdomen to detect adrenal tumors, if suspect phaeochromocytoma
  • Bone marrow biopsy - may be required if suspect polycythaemia rubra vera.

Home Diagnostic Testing

These home medical tests may be relevant to Flushing causes:

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Flushing:

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