LAM is diagnosed based on your medical history and the results from diagnostic tests and procedures, including blood tests, imaging tests, or a biopsy of your lung tissue. To help diagnose your condition, you may want to see a pulmonologist, a doctor who specializes in lung diseases and conditions, who has experience providing care to people who have LAM.
Your doctor will ask you about your medical history to see whether you have signs and symptoms. Your doctor may ask how long you have had symptoms and whether your symptoms have become worse over time.
Your doctor may order blood tests, breathing tests, and imaging tests to measure how your lung tissue is working, and whether you have LAM. These tests can also show whether your lungs are delivering enough oxygen to your blood. Your doctor may also have you undergo other diagnostic tests, such as a lung biopsy, if other tests are inconclusive.
Your doctor may need to order other diagnostic tests to determine whether you have TSC or to rule out another condition.