Genetic testing is used to confirm a diagnosis of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and identifies the specific type of mutation.1,2 Knowing the mutation type can be helpful for medical management options and the possibility of enrolling into clinical trials.2 A genetic carrier screening test should be performed in female relatives of a boy or man who has been genetically confirmed to have DMD.1
Do you need to refresh your knowledge on genetic testing for DMD? Find out more about the process for obtaining a diagnosis and the types of tests involved.
Children demonstrating red flag signs and symptoms such as significant development delay could have Duchenne muscular dystrophy
(excluding UK and Ireland)
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