Viscosity Blood Test
The Viscosity serum test is used to monitor patients and assess hyperviscosity syndrome (HVS). Disorders related to HVS include polycythemia, macroglobulinemia, multiple myeloma, and leukemia.
The Viscosity test can determine if an individual has chronic or acute inflammation. It can also aid in the diagnosis of cancers, infection, or autoimmune disorders that lead to inflammation. Hyperviscosity syndrome (HVS) is a combination of clinical signs and symptoms related to increased blood viscosity.
Symptoms relative to having this test performed:
- Sudden weight loss
- Joint pain and stiffness
- Neck and shoulder pain
Most commonly hyperviscosity syndrome (HVS) may be presented with the following:
- Blurred vision
- Double vision
- Loss of bodily movements
- Abnormal sensation, tingling or pricking (pins and needles)
- Rapid, involuntary movements of the eyes
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