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Listed below are the initial standard diagnostic tests. Some are less reliable than others, some are used as part of the puzzle of test results to determine the likelihood that a patient has mastocytosis, MCAS or IA, or if it's something else entirely:- Additional tests:-
  • Histamine and Heparin tests
  • Complete Blood Count & Chemistry Panel tests with specific attention on the following:-
    • Liver function
    • Electrolytes
    • Glucose
    • Lipid panel
    • Vitamin levels - Especially: Calcium, D, B12, Iron & Ferritin
    • Red and White blood cell counts
    • Immunoglobulins (IgE,IgA,etc.)
    • ANA (Antinuclear antibodies)
    • Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
    • C-Reactive Protein
    • Serotonin
    • Chromogranin A
  • Pulmonary function tests
  • Ultrasound, X-ray, CT scan and/or MRI of abdomen, liver, spleen, brain
  • Celiac test
  • Adrenal function test
  • Thyroid function tests (TSH, T3 and T4)
  • 5-HIAA Urine test
  • EKG
  • Stress tests
  • Upper GI Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Vision/Eye exams - including imaging of eyes

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