Thursday, October 23, 2014

Testing for MS

At a Glance

The earlier that testing is done, the more steps can be taken to prevent rapid progression of Multiple Sclerosis and accumulation of disabling factors. The McDonald criteria used in testing for MS include a spinal fluid evaluation, MRI scanning for tracking lesions in the central nervous system over time. Disorders that mimic MS are: Lyme, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, AIDS, Lupus and other autoimmune conditions. Blood tests may be conducted to rule out other disorders. Multiple Sclerosis severity is measured using the Expanded Disability Status Scale.

Community: Testing for MS

Join our community by contributing

Hc_btn_vert_join Hc_btn_vert_share Hc_btn_vert_ask
Happening Now In Our Community

Hot Topic

If your doctor suspects that you have multiple sclerosis, but you haven't yet been diagnosed, chances are you'll be taking an EMG  test.    EMG stands for electromyogram. The purpose of the EMG is to assess the health of muscles by measuring their response to stimulation. This can help doctors in diagnosing multiple sclerosis and…

Testing for MS
Community Activity
FILTER BY:
All | Expert Only

robin, Community Member, commented on Diagnosing MS: The EMG Test Last week I was scheduled for an EMG.  I had no preconcived notions about the…

10/10/14

13 comments

Reply

peter1991, Community Member, answered Do MS patients always have lesions on… you can have ms without brain lesions my are at my c4 c5 in neck. I get…

06/12/14

37 answers

Reply

sparkey2001, Community Member, answered Dawsons fingers brain lesion....Are… In response to the ms but not having the ms markers. There is another…

05/29/14

13 answers

Reply

momthatsy, Community Member, answered Has anyone ever heard of 3 generations… Yes, my mother, my self and my daughter.    Mom was diagnosed…

02/22/14

9 answers

Reply

Showing 1 - 4 of 134 results
< Page 1 | 2  | 3  | 4  | 5  >

Related Content: Testing for MS