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Migraines & Headaches Health Center

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Tests for Diagnosing Migraines

The following are some of the tests used to diagnose migraines and other headaches:

Angiography of the head and neck

Blood glucose levels

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Cervical spine x-ray

Chemistry screen

Complete blood count (CBC)

Computed tomography (CT) scan

C-reactive protein (CRP)

Electroencephalogram (EEG)

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)

Facial X-ray

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)


Prolactin level

Spinal tap (lumbar puncture)

Temporal artery biopsy

Thyroid-stimulating hormone


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