What is the role of lab tests in the diagnosis of burning mouth syndrome (BMS)?

Updated: Apr 15, 2021
  • Author: Vincent D Eusterman, MD, DDS; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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No laboratory tests diagnose burning mouth syndrome (BMS), but the patient’s history and examination may indicate the need for any of the following studies:

  • CBC count

  • Serum B vitamin levels

  • Serum folate

  • Serum ferritin

  • Serum blood glucose (fasting or glucose tolerance test)

  • Urine analysis for glucose

  • TSH

  • T4

  • Thyroid binding globulin

  • Antithyroperoxidase antibodies

  • Antithyroglobulin antibodies

  • Antimicrosomal antibodies

  • LH

  • FSH

  • Sialochemistry

  • ESR

  • Anti SS-A, Anti SS-Ro, Anti SS-B, Anti SS-La antibodies

  • RF

  • ANA

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