In addition to a complete medical history and physical examination, diagnostic procedures for Hodgkin’s disease may include the following:
- Additional blood tests.
- X-rays of the chest and bones – a diagnostic test that uses invisible electromagnetic energy beams to produce images of internal tissues, bones and organs onto film.
- CT scans and PET scans.
- Lymph node biopsy – a procedure performed to remove tissue or cells from the body for examination under a microscope.
- Bone marrow biopsy.