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The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are usually given to people without current symptoms, but who may be at high risk for certain diseases or conditions.

Screening Tests or Guidelines

There are no current screening tests or guidelines for the early detection of narcolepsy.

References:

Narcolepsy. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated January 4, 2016. Accessed May 18, 2016.

Narcolepsy fact sheet. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/narcolepsy/detail_narcolepsy.htm. Updated April 6, 2016. Accessed May 18, 2016.



Last reviewed May 2016 by Michael Woods, MD

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