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What are the tests for severe combined immunodeficiency?
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Depends
Scid screening should be done very early in life -- within the first few days.
This test is clinically available and looks for, or the lack of, trec's -- which are parts of dna that should be present if immune system is developing properly. If scid screen is abnl and suggests scid the immunophenotyping will be done to confirm screen and further identify genetic defect.

In brief: Depends
Scid screening should be done very early in life -- within the first few days.
This test is clinically available and looks for, or the lack of, trec's -- which are parts of dna that should be present if immune system is developing properly. If scid screen is abnl and suggests scid the immunophenotyping will be done to confirm screen and further identify genetic defect.
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