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Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis

Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis
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Overview

Type of care

Outpatient

Method

Diagnostic

About the offer

Setting a proper diagnosis remains one of the basic principles that improve the quality of life for patients with spinal muscular atrophy. At first, medical practitioners have to look through the patient’s previous medical records, get more information about the current symptoms of the disease, and conduct physical and neurological examinations. After that, the neurologist prescribes a list of lab tests and other medical procedures to help verify a diagnosis. Complete blood count and inflammation blood test will help exclude infectious causes of symptoms similar to spinal muscular atrophy and obtain additional information about the patient’s current condition. In addition, kidney and liver function evaluation will help pick the most effective yet non-harmful methods for future treatment and ensure that symptoms are not toxic-related. Sometimes, it might be necessary to undergo DNA tests to help determine specific genetic mutations that cause spinal muscular atrophy. Based on electromyography results, medical practitioners will discover any problems with nerves that help muscles to contract, any muscular dysfunctions, and transmission of nerve signals from nerves to muscles. A nerve conduction study will help to get more information about the speed of nerve impulses in the nervous fibers. Muscle biopsy and histopathological specimen examination help to distinguish spinal muscular atrophy from similar disorders.

What’s included

Medical service

Examination
  • clinical history-taking
  • medical records review
  • physical examination
  • consultation with a neurologist
Laboratory tests
  • complete blood count (CBC)
  • biochemical analysis of blood (kidney and liver function tests)
  • inflammation blood tests
  • DNA test for SMN gene mutation (on the indication, price is not included)
Diagnosis
  • neurological examination
  • electromyography
  • nerve conduction study
  • muscle biopsy (on the indication, price is not included)
  • histopathological specimen examination (on the indication, price is not included)
Other
  • cost of essential materials
  • nursing service
  • discharge medical records
  • further recommendations

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FAQ

How long does the offer take?

The offer is designed for 5 days.

Does the offer require you to stay in the clinic overnight?

No, Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis is an outpatient deal.

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What are the age restrictions?

The offer is eligible for both adults and kids.

Can I customize the content of the offer?

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