Raynaud Phenomenon (cont.)
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Diagnosis of Raynaud's Phenomenon
Attacks of Raynaud's phenomenon are usually temporary. A doctor relies on your medical history to make a diagnosis of Raynaud's phenomenon. Unfortunately, there is single laboratory test to make a diagnosis of Raynaud's phenomenon. If the doctor suspects that you may have Raynaud's phenomenon caused by a specific disease, he or she may perform blood tests to check for antinuclear antibodies, rheumatoid factor, cryoglobulins, and serum protein electrophoreses; possibly X-rays of your cervical spine; and, occasionally, angiography (injected dye) for delineation of type and location of disease in blood vessels.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/27/2015
Shabir Bhimji, MD
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