Mayo Clinic emphasizes a thorough evaluation using the latest testing options to diagnose POEMS syndrome. To make a diagnosis, your doctor first performs a physical exam and reviews your medical history. Diagnostic tests may include those below.
Mayo Clinic has an international reputation for top-quality imaging and rapid test results. In tests that involve radiation, specialists carefully monitor doses to avoid the risk of radiation overexposure. Your doctor may recommend imaging tests, including:
Mayo Clinic's pathologists are internationally known for their expertise in assessing biopsy and other samples, including urine, bone marrow and blood.
Because POEMS syndrome can affect so many different parts of the body, your doctor may request that you see other specialists to assist in managing your symptoms. These specialists may include hematology, neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, endocrinology, radiation oncology, ophthalmology, and others as needed.