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Is there a test for parkinsons and if so what's involved? No

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Is there a test for parkinsons and if so what's involved?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: No I just started detecting the symtoms, my mom had it. I'm on diabetic meds and heart meds. I also take vitamin supliments
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: invokamet,and victoza for diabetes also losartan,atrovastatin.metoprolol,and an 80 mg a spririn
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: allergic to penacilian and sulfa (found that out the hard way)
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 7 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 7 months ago.

parkinsons is diagnosed by your doctor through clinical exam and medical history.

There is no objective test (such as a blood test, brain scan or EEG) to make a definitive diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. Instead, a doctor takes a careful medical history and performs a thorough neurological examination, looking in particular for two or more of the cardinal signs to be present