Epilepsy tests

Tests could include:

  • Temporal lobe epilepsy is one of twenty different kinds of epilepsy. It is characterized by recurring seizures that stem from the medial or lateral temporal lobes of the brain.
  • Find information on why an EEG is performed, what to expect during the test, and how to interpret your results.
  • A CSF smear is part of a series of laboratory tests performed on samples of a patient’s cerebral spinal fluid (CSF). A CSF smear is often combined with a CSF Gram stain to diagnose certain infectious diseases of the central nervous system. T...
  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis is a way of looking for conditions that affect your brain and spine. It's a series of lab tests performed on a sample of CSF.
  • Positron emission tomography (PET) is a sophisticated medical imaging technique. It uses a radioactive tracer to pinpoint differences in tissues on the molecular level. PET scans can detect differences in body functions, such as blood flow, use of...
  • A PET scan is an imaging test that allows your doctor to check for diseases in your body. The scan uses a special dye that has radioactive tracers.
  • A brain positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging test that allows doctors to see how your brain is functioning. The scan captures images of the activity of the brain after radioactive "tracers" have been absorbed into the bloodstream....
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