Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Amyloidosis Evaluation

The evaluation of an amyloidosis begins with a medical history and physical examination.

Physical findings in those with amyloidosis may include:


Tests are usually necessary to confirm the diagnosis of amyloidosis.

Tests for amyloidosis may include:

Other tests for amyloidosis may include:

A tissue biopsy is required to confirm the diagnosis of amyloidosis. This may be achieved using:

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Last Updated: Nov 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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