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Tests to diagnose

You might have one or more of these tests. If the tests show that you have a tumour you will have other tests to find out what type of tumour it is. This might include taking a sample of tissue, a biopsy.

Physical examination

Find out how you have a physical examination, how your doctor tests your nervous system and what happens afterwards.

Blood tests

Read about having blood tests to diagnose a brain tumour and what happens after.

CT scan

Find out what a CT scan is, how you have it and what happens after it.

MRI scan

Find out what an MRI scan is, how you have it and what happens afterwards.

Last reviewed: 
10 Nov 2015

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