And now a new blood test is showing potential in helping predict progression in MS. Currently, there is no way to predict progression, but the use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans help doctors and patients track disease activity. This new blood test is based on a protein that is released following damage to cell axons.Are blood tests effective way to diagnose MS?
Blood tests: They can't diagnose MS, but the doctor will use them to look for substances in your blood that point to it. Most importantly, they can help your doctor rule out conditions that look like MS. Eye exam: An eye exam could reveal problems that MS sometimes causes.