Which studies should be included in a basic peripheral neuropathy workup for Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS)?

Updated: May 04, 2018
  • Author: Michael T Andary, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Milton J Klein, DO, MBA  more...
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A basic peripheral neuropathy workup is recommended in cases in which the diagnosis is uncertain. These studies may include the following:

  • Thyroid panel

  • Rheumatology profiles

  • Vitamin B-12

  • Folic acid

  • Hemoglobin A1C

  • Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)

  • Rapid protein reagent

  • Immunoelectrophoresis of serum protein

  • Tests for heavy metals


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