How is Wilson's disease diagnosed?
The diagnosis of Wilson's disease is typically based on: blood and urine tests that measure the levels of copper, ceruloplasmin, liver function and full blood count; eye examinations that identify the characteristic golden-brown discoloring caused by deposits of excess copper (Kayser-Flesicher rings), and; a liver biopsy (if needed).
Author: Idan Ben-Barak
First answered: 13 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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