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A consult with a neurologist is needed to confirm the diagnosis. Tests include:
To detect antibodies that are abnormally high in MG
Small, safe and tolerable electric currents are delivered to nerves in quick succession to check nerve responses and function
A small needle electrode is inserted into the muscles to record differences in response time between muscle fibres
Approximately 10-15% of patients with MG have an associated thymoma, a tumour of the thymus. The thymus is a gland in the chest that is involved in the immune system. A CT scan may be needed to check for a thymoma. Most of these thymomas are not malignant.