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    kjalm posted:
    I have most of the signs of MS and have been going thru test, so far nerve and muscle test have been abnormal but have a high sed rate can that be part of MS?
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    hackwriter responded:
    Dear kjalm,

    A sedimentation blood test is done to check for the presence of inflammation that can be caused by a variety of diseases.

    But this is not the kind of test that could indicate Multiple Sclerosis. There is no blood test for MS.

    A lumbar puncture must be done to look for inflammation in the spinal fluid. The presence of o-bands in the spinal fluid that are not present in the blood serum would indicate inflammation that is only occurring in the central nervous system, which is the only place that MS does its damage.

    Hope this helps.


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