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Diagnostic Tests for Panic

Diagnostic Test list for Panic:

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

  • Physical examination
    • Look for signs of hyperthyroidism including agitation, restlessness, enlarged thyroid (goiter), warm and sweaty palms, fine tremor, protruding eyes
  • Mental state examination - including appearance, behavior, rate and continuity of speech, mood, affect, thought content, evidence of any hallucinations or abnormal beliefs, orientation to time, place and person, attention and concentration, short-term memory, insight and judgement.
  • Blood tests
    • Cardiac enzymes and troponin levels can help diagnose heart attack which may be confused with anxiety and panic attacks
    • Thyroid function test to diagnose hyperthyroidism which can masquerade as anxiety and panic
  • Urine tests
    • If suspect phaeochromocytoma, test for increased 24 hour urinary free catecholamines and increased urine metadrenalines and normetadrenaline
  • Exercise tolerance test - may help diagnose angina, if diagnosis is uncertain.

Home Diagnostic Testing

These home medical tests may be relevant to Panic causes:

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Panic:

The following list of conditions have 'Panic' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Panic:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Panic' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.


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