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Disease Information : Raynaud's : Diagnosis

Raynaud’s : Diagnosis

How is Raynaud’s Disease Diagnosed?

The physician should evaluate the patient for other illnesses associated with Raynaud’s phenomenon. These include: connective tissue disorders (lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and scleroderma), blood disorders, Buerger’s disease or thromboangiitis obliterans, vibration injury from the use of power tools, thoracic outlet syndrome, and other arterial diseases that compromise blood flow to the hands. After a physician’s physical examination, tests for secondary Raynaud’s may include non-invasive blood flow studies of the hand and arm, and blood tests such as an erythrocyte sedimentation rate (sed rate), ANA, or rheumatoid factor.