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Diagnostic Tests for Paranoia

Diagnostic Test list for Paranoia:

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

  • 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.
  • Physical examination
    • Does the person smell of alcohol
    • Temperature
    • Neurological examination to look for focal neurological signs and papilledema
  • 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
    • ANA antibody to detect lupus erythematosus
    • Erythrocyte porphobilinogen deaminase, if suspect porphyria
  • Urine tests
    • Urine microscopy and culture to detect urinary tract infection, especially in the elderly
    • Urine drug screen
    • Porphyrins and porphobilinogen to rule out Porphyria
  • Radiological investigations
    • CT scan or MRI brain can detect many different causes of delirium or detect changes typical of some types of dementia
  • Mini-mental state examination

Home Diagnostic Testing

These home medical tests may be relevant to Paranoia causes:

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Paranoia:

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Conditions listing medical complications: Paranoia:

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


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