22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome, or 22q11.2DS, can be diagnosed with a blood test to look for the deletion. It may be diagnosed with blood tests such as a DNA probe (FISH test), microarray or MLPA test.
There is no cure for 22q11.2DS. Treatment depends on your child’s symptoms and needs. The care team will talk with you to create a treatment plan for your child.
Common treatments can include:
Your child might have one or more of the following tests after diagnosis, depending on their needs and symptoms:
There are many people on your child’s care team, depending on their needs. Care team members can include:
You can learn more about 22q11DS from:
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