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How is sarcoidosis diagnosed?

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There's no single test for it, since all the symptoms and laboratory results can occur in other diseases. Your doctor will carefully review your medical history and examine you to determine if you have this condition. You may get tests like:

  • Chest X-rays to look for cloudiness (pulmonary infiltrates) or swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy).
  • HRCT scan (high resolution CT) to get a detailed look at your lungs and lymph nodes.
  • Pulmonary function (breathing) tests to measure how well your lungs are working.
  • Bronchoscopy to inspect the bronchial tubes and to take a biopsy (a small tissue sample) to look for granulomas and rule out infection. Bronchoscopy involves passing a small tube called a bronchoscope down your windpipe and into your airways.

From: Sarcoidosis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.  American Lung Association.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 27, 2018

SOURCE: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.  American Lung Association.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 27, 2018

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