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What tests are used to diagnose tingling hands and feet?

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Your doctor also may perform additional tests such as:

Other tests may include:

  • Blood tests. These can include tests to detect diabetes, vitamin deficiencies, liver or kidney dysfunction, other metabolic disorders, and signs of abnormal immune system activity.
  • An examination of cerebrospinal fluid. This can identify antibodies associated with peripheral neuropathy.
  • An electromyogram (EMG), a test of the electrical activity of muscle
  • Nerve conduction velocity (NCV)
  • Computed tomography (CT) scan
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Nerve biopsy
  • Skin biopsy to examine nerve fiber endings

From: Tingling in Hands and Feet WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Paresthesia Information Page." 

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Peripheral Neuropathy Fact Sheet."

JAMA Patient Page: "Peripheral Neuropathy."

The Neuropathy Association: "About Peripheral Neuropathy: Facts." 

The Neuropathy Association: "Learn More About Peripheral Neuropathy" 

The Neuropathy Association: "About Peripheral Neuropathy: Symptoms and Signs."

The Merck Manual for Healthcare Professionals: "Peripheral Neuropathy."

The Merck Manual of Medical Information, Second Home Edition: "Mononeuropathy." 

The Merck Manual of Medical Information, Second Home Edition: "Polyneuropathy."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on September 17, 2016

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Paresthesia Information Page." 

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Peripheral Neuropathy Fact Sheet."

JAMA Patient Page: "Peripheral Neuropathy."

The Neuropathy Association: "About Peripheral Neuropathy: Facts." 

The Neuropathy Association: "Learn More About Peripheral Neuropathy" 

The Neuropathy Association: "About Peripheral Neuropathy: Symptoms and Signs."

The Merck Manual for Healthcare Professionals: "Peripheral Neuropathy."

The Merck Manual of Medical Information, Second Home Edition: "Mononeuropathy." 

The Merck Manual of Medical Information, Second Home Edition: "Polyneuropathy."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on September 17, 2016

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