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How is Fabry disease diagnosed?

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It can take a long time to get diagnosed with Fabry disease because the symptoms are common and can affect so many different parts of the body.

If your doctor thinks it might be Fabry disease, he'll ask you to either take a blood test so he can measure the level of alpha-galactosidase A, or take a DNA test.

If your family history suggests you could be at risk for Fabry disease, you may want to ask your doctor about getting genetic testing.

SOURCES:

Emory University School of Medicine: "Fabry Disease: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed."

Genetics Home Reference, National Institutes of Health: "Fabry disease."

Medscape: "Fabry Disease."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Fabry Disease Information Page."

NYU Langone Medical Center: "Fabry Disease."

Sunder-Plassmann, G. , 2006. Fabry Disease: Perspectives from 5 Years of FOS

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on June 26, 2020

SOURCES:

Emory University School of Medicine: "Fabry Disease: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed."

Genetics Home Reference, National Institutes of Health: "Fabry disease."

Medscape: "Fabry Disease."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Fabry Disease Information Page."

NYU Langone Medical Center: "Fabry Disease."

Sunder-Plassmann, G. , 2006. Fabry Disease: Perspectives from 5 Years of FOS

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on June 26, 2020

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