Lou Gehrig Disease Diagnosis in Adults
Lou Gehrig’s disease is difficult to diagnose early because signs and symptoms are similar to other neurological disorders. To establish the diagnosis of Lou Gehrig disease, the following tests can be performed:
- Electromyogram (EMG), to evaluate the electrical activity of the muscles.
- MRI examination, to see which nervous system is problematic.
- Examination of blood and urine, to determine the health condition of patients in general, the presence of genetic disorders, or other factors.
- Examination of nerve conducting velocity, to assess the function of the motor nerves of the body.
- Muscle biopsy sample, to see muscle abnormalities.
- Spinal tap, to examine brain fluid samples taken through the spine.