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Systemic mastocytosis


Other Names for this Disease
  • SMCD
  • Systemic mast cell disease
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I need information on the initial tests that can be done to rule out systemic mastocytosis. What are they and should they be done after an episode or can they be done at any time?

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How is systemic mastocytosis diagnosed?

A diagnosis of systemic mastocytosis (SM) is often suspected based on the presence of characteristic signs and symptoms. Additional testing can then be ordered to confirm the diagnosis, assess the severity of the condition, and rule out other conditions that cause similar features. These tests may include:
More detailed information about the studies used to diagnose SM, as well as the diagnostic criteria, are available on Medscape Reference's Web site and can be viewed by clicking here.
Last updated: 6/17/2015

References
Other Names for this Disease
  • SMCD
  • Systemic mast cell disease
Related Diseases
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.