When your child comes to MSK Kids, we’ll perform a complete medical work-up that may include:
- a physical exam to look for certain physical signs of blood disorders
- blood tests, the most common way to diagnose blood disorders
- genetic tests for certain mutations linked to specific blood disorders. For these, we work with experts from pediatric and adult clinical genetics
- bone marrow testing
Your child’s doctors will explain what you can expect during this process. We perform all tests with your child’s well-being in mind, making the process as comfortable for them as we can.