When you are diagnosed with restless legs syndrome, you may also be tested for one of these conditions if your symptoms suggest a specific cause. Your doctor may recommend one or more of the following tests:
Blood tests, such as a complete blood count, iron (ferritin) levels, or chemistry screen. The results from these tests may help you and your doctor find out whether symptoms are related to anemia, low blood iron levels, kidney problems, or diabetes.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerKarin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology