Good Hope, Heartlands, and Solihull Eye Clinics

Stroke and the Eye

David Kinshuck

 

bloods test for CVA/TIA

emergency

  • U & Es
  • FBC
  • Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)

Later

  • Cardiac enzymes
  • Lipids
  • younger patients:
    Protein C, protein S, antithrombin III activities, Activated protein C resistance/factor V Leiden, Fibrinogen, D-dimer, Anticardiolipin antibody, Lupus anticoagulant, Homocysteine,
    Prothrombin gene G20210A mutation, Factor VIII, Von Willebrand factor, Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1,
  • Additional laboratory tests, as needed and on the basis of the history and examination,
    Syphilis serology, Antiphospholipid antibodies, Toxicology screens, Haemoglobin electrophoresis
    Serum protein electrophoresis, Cerebrospinal fluid examination