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How do you detect an immune deficiency disorder?

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Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
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In brief: Medical evaluation

A clinical evaluation ireviewing the medical history and physical exam will suggest an immune deficiency, which can be confirmed by testing the presence of elements of the immune system: cells, immunoglobulins and other proteins, and immune function testing in especialized laboratories.
Neonatal screening for severe immune defects affecting t cell, using the blood spots is available in a few state.

In brief: Medical evaluation

A clinical evaluation ireviewing the medical history and physical exam will suggest an immune deficiency, which can be confirmed by testing the presence of elements of the immune system: cells, immunoglobulins and other proteins, and immune function testing in especialized laboratories.
Neonatal screening for severe immune defects affecting t cell, using the blood spots is available in a few state.
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