What is the role of lab studies in the workup of vestibular neuronitis?

Updated: Jul 16, 2018
  • Author: Keith A Marill, MD; Chief Editor: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP  more...
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Laboratory studies generally do not help determine the etiology or type of vertigo.

However, laboratory studies may be useful to help distinguish between vertigo and other types of dizziness such as light-headedness.

Consider abnormal serum glucose, anemia, or any ongoing cardiac dysrhythmia when patients report feeling light-headed.


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