Last updated: Saturday, 14, August, 2010
Key InformationAppropriate Tests

Pathology tests may be helpful in defining an underlying or exacerbating condition, especially in the young patient.

FBC to exclude polycythaemia and thrombocythaemia; homocysteine, cardiolipin antibodies, lupus inhibitor if antiphospholipid syndrome suspected.

See also thrombophilia and thrombosis.

Cerebral thrombosis

Cerebral haemorrhage

Cerebral embolism