What is the role of lab studies in the workup of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)?

Updated: Feb 15, 2018
  • Author: John C Li, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Because the Dix-Hallpike maneuver is pathognomonic, laboratory tests are not needed to make the diagnosis of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). However, since a high association with inner ear disease exists, laboratory workup may be needed to delineate these other pathologies.


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