Investigation and diagnosis

Investigating symptoms may require a number of tests and scans. These tests will be done in the Royal Hospital for Sick Children. The tests the child may have will depend on their symptoms and their general health.

It may take time for a diagnosis. It is important to get all the necessary information together from the tests to make sure the best treatment is given.

Some of the tests and scans may include:

  • Biopsy
  • Blood tests
  • Bone marrow test
  • Lumbar puncture
  • X-rays
  • Ultrasound Scan
  • CT Scan
  • MRI
  • Bone Scan
  • PET

Read some general information on these tests.