Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) Causes, Symptoms & More

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3. Diagnosing GBS

An assessment of the patient’s symptoms and medical history is the first step in diagnosing GBS. How quickly the symptoms have progressed and the presence of the unusual sensations on both sides of the body are key factors.

A nerve conduction velocity test (NCV) may be applied to determine whether the person’s reflexes are impacted. The doctor may also perform a lumbar puncture or spinal tap. The spinal fluid is then tested for a low white blood cell count and higher than usual protein levels.

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