Blood Tests

If your physician orders blood tests, a medical team member will draw your blood, usually through your arm, and send the blood sample to a laboratory for testing. Blood tests can be used to detect or rule out certain, but not all, neurological conditions. Your physician will determine if a blood test is the right type of test for your condition. Blood tests may be used to help diagnose or rule out:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's disease
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Dementia
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Neuropathy
  • Dystonia
  • Essential tremor
  • Facial nerve disorders
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Concussions
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Ataxia
  • Tic disorders
  • Wilson disease
  • Vascular dementia
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Sleep disorders

    The physicians who practice at the Northwestern Medicine Proton Center are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations. These physicians have selected our facilities as the place where they want to treat and care for their private patients.