Use of screening blood tests in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome

Bland, Jeremy D. P.
June 2007
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;Jun2007, Vol. 78 Issue 6, p551
Academic Journal
The article offers an overview of the study which examines the significance of screening blood tests in detecting diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism and connective tissue disease (CTD) in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and without clinical evidence of such diseases. It was found that screening blood tests is of little value in detecting medical diseases associated to CTS. The screening blood tests obtained more false positive results than true positive results.


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