Raynaud’s Diagnosis

How is Raynaud’s Disease Diagnosed?

The physician should evaluate the patient for other illnesses associated with Raynaud’s phenomenon. These include: connective tissue disorders (lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and scleroderma), vibration injury from the use of power tools, thoracic outlet syndrome and other arterials diseases that compromise blood flow to the hands. Test for secondary Raynaud’s may include non-invasive blood flow studies of the hand and arm, and a blood test called an ANA or rheumatoid factor.