Certain tests are mentioned below that help to establish a diagnosis of Adenoids problems.
Endoscopy: Endoscope is a small, flexible tube with a lighted camera on the end. This instrument is inserted into the nose or throat. Then doctor can see the nasal passages and adenoids. Images are displayed on a video screen during endoscopy.
CT Scan: This is used to construct detailed images of the sinuses, nasal cavities, and adenoids. A diagnosis can be established based on these images.
MRI Scan: This scan can generate an elaborate picture of nasal passages, sinuses, tonsils and adenoids.
X-Ray: A plain x-ray image taken from lateral side of face also gives a clear picture of adenoid enlargement.
Blood tests: The total WBC count is generally raised in case of severe infections.
Doctor has to exclude other conditions that cause similar symptoms, including pharyngitis, tonsillitis, laryngitis, dental conditions, etc.