Mast Cell Disease Testing: Do I Need A Bone Marrow Biopsy?


The Disease

I’ve written about this subject before but it is one of the most frequently asked questions I get from readers so I wanted to revisit the testing and diagnostic aspect of this incredibly complex disease. Many patients suspected of suffering with mast cell disorders are unsure or even afraid of the bone marrow biopsy so […]

July 30, 2017

The Challenge Of Getting A Proper Mast Cell Disease Diagnosis


The Disease

There are many forms of mast cell disease, including several subtypes of mastocytosis and mast cell activation disorder/syndrome. I’ve even read there may be an autoimmune form of MCAS even though mast cell disease is not considered an autoimmune disease. My own diagnosis, at least for insurance coding, is simply: But which type of mast […]

May 6, 2017

Mast Cell Disease Protocol: The First Steps To Take


The Disease

  What should you do if you suspect you have (or are convinced you have) mast cell disease? From my own experience, by following these steps you should be able to get a diagnosis and proper treatment quickly. (Please remember, this is not medical advice. Please see a doctor if you think you have mast […]

March 22, 2017