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Screening for Parkinson's Disease

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

There are no screening tests or screening guidelines for Parkinson’s disease. People with a strong family history of Parkinson’s disease may want to see a movement disorders expert to discuss genetic testing.

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: Rimas Lukas, MD
  • Review Date: 06/2016 -
  • Update Date: 05/20/2015 -
  • Parkinson disease. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated April 25, 2016. Accessed June 16, 2016.

  • Parkinson disease. Merck Manual Professional Version website. Available at: http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/neurologic-disorders/movement-and-cerebellar-disorders/parkinson-disease. Updated September 2015. Accessed June 16, 2016.

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