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Why are blood tests for epilepsy performed?

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Blood tests such as a complete blood count (CBC) and chemistry panel help your doctor assess your overall health and look for conditions such as infections, anemia, or diabetes that may be triggering your seizures. Blood tests may also show conditions such as kidney or liver damage that may affect your treatment and help your doctor watch for any side effects of your medicines.

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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