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Is there one best test to diagnose duchenne muscular dystrophy?

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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: A genetic test

Blood can be drawn for dna testing for the muscular dystrophy gene.
That's the best test.

In brief: A genetic test

Blood can be drawn for dna testing for the muscular dystrophy gene.
That's the best test.
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
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Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Serum CK

Serum ck is elevated in duchenne muscular dystrophy.
This is a simple/common blood test. The polymerase chain reaction (pcr) test for the dystrophin gene confirms the diagnosis. If the PCR is inconclusive a muscle biopsy may follow.

In brief: Serum CK

Serum ck is elevated in duchenne muscular dystrophy.
This is a simple/common blood test. The polymerase chain reaction (pcr) test for the dystrophin gene confirms the diagnosis. If the PCR is inconclusive a muscle biopsy may follow.
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Thank
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