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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)

    Ophthalmoscopy

    Prolactin level

    Spinal tap (lumbar puncture)

    Temporal artery biopsy

    Thyroid-stimulating hormone

    Tonometry

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    Reviewed by David T. Derrer, MD on February 23, 2014

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