What is the role of lab studies in the evaluation of syncope?

Updated: Jan 13, 2017
  • Author: Rumm Morag, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Currently, no specific testing has sufficient power to be absolutely indicated for evaluation of syncope. Thus, tests may not be necessary and can be tailored to any signs or symptoms that raise concern for a specific underlying illness. [30]  Research-based and consensus guideline recommendations are listed below.


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