What is the role of serum ceruloplasmin or slit-lamp exam in the workup of Tourette syndrome (TS) and other tic disorders?

Updated: May 30, 2019
  • Author: William C Robertson, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen L Nelson, Jr, MD, PhD, FAACPDM, FAAN, FAAP  more...
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Serum ceruloplasmin or slit lamp examination for Kayser-Fleischer rings might be considered. This examination is not always necessary. However, if unusual features are present, these tests may lead to lifesaving measures by confirming the presence of Wilson disease.


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