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How can a chemistry panel help in the diagnosis of epilepsy?

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This blood test includes an evaluation of sodium, potassium, and blood sugar levels. Kidney and liver function tests are also often included -- then, it's called a complete metabolic panel. This test will help your doctor look for conditions such as electrolyte imbalances, kidney or liver damage, and diabetes, which may be causing your seizures. It can also help your doctor choose the best anticonvulsant medications for you (including the doses you need).

From: Epilepsy and Blood Testing WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: The University Hospital - University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey Comprehensive Epilepsy Center.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on July 07, 2018

SOURCE: The University Hospital - University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey Comprehensive Epilepsy Center.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on July 07, 2018

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