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Testing for Neuropathy

Neuropathy | Last Active: Jan 19, 2020 | Replies (23)

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I understand the purpose of the MRI and the need to exclude other conditions. However, I can’t understand why a simple blood test and biopsy can’t happen first. In fact, I didn’t even meet the neurologist. My appointment was with his physician’s assistant. I just don’t want to pay the astronomical insurance deductible if it’s not absolutely necessary.

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I had a blood test prior to the MRI and meeting with the neurologist. I'm guessing a biopsy is not really as simple as a blood test but I have no medical background or training so don't really know the reasons. Can you seek a second opinion or help from another doctor or neurologist?