Stroke

Key Information

Appropriate Tests

 

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

Full blood count to exclude Polycythaemia and Essential thrombocythaemia; Homocysteine, Cardiolipin Ab, Lupus anticoagulant if antiphospholipid syndrome suspected. PHN screen by Flow cytometry, HLA B27 (Behcet’s disease).

See also Thrombophilia and Thrombosis.

Cerebral thrombosis

 

Cerebral haemorrhage

 

Cerebral embolism