In addition a complete medical history and physical examination, diagnostic procedures may include:

  • Combination of EDS and cataplexy provide for preliminary clinical diagnosis
  • Laboratory tests to confirm diagnosis and plan treatment, including:
    • Overnight Polysomnogram (PSG) - to determine the presence of EDS and perhaps other underlying causes of this symptom.
    • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) - to measure sleep onset and how quickly rapid eye movement REM sleep occurs.
    • Genetic Blood Test - to measure certain antigens often found in people who have a predisposition to narcolepsy. 

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