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Does the doctor need to do to tests to be sure if the diagnosis is angelman syndrome?
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Dr. Scott McLean
Clinical Genetics
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In brief: Genetic tests help
But tests alone will not confirm the diagnosis in 1 out of 10 children with angelman syndrome.
Common signs are very delayed development, speech impairment, and trouble with coordination. A specific and complex checklist is the standard way to establish the diagnosis. Anywhere from 1 to 6 genetic tests are used to confirm the diagnosis and tell us if the condition might happen again in the family.

In brief: Genetic tests help
But tests alone will not confirm the diagnosis in 1 out of 10 children with angelman syndrome.
Common signs are very delayed development, speech impairment, and trouble with coordination. A specific and complex checklist is the standard way to establish the diagnosis. Anywhere from 1 to 6 genetic tests are used to confirm the diagnosis and tell us if the condition might happen again in the family.
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