Paraphilic Disorders Workup

Updated: Jun 17, 2020
  • Author: Claudia L Reardon, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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Approach Considerations

Studies that may be considered in the assessment of a patient with a paraphilic disorder include the following:

  • Standard medical workup, including complete blood count (CBC), rapid plasma reagent (RPR), and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) level or thyroid function test (TFT)

  • HIV screen, if indicated

  • Hepatitis panel, if indicated

  • Computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), if intracranial pathology is suspected or if the neurologic examination findings are abnormal

  • Penile strain gauge

  • Abel assessment for interest in paraphilia

  • Phallometric testing

  • Electroencephalography (EEG), if indicated