MDS experts, Dr Alan List and Dr David Sallman, describe how they diagnose myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), including the symptoms that allude to the disease and the laboratory tests that confirm the diagnosis (blood cell counts, blood cell examination, and bone marrow tests). They also discuss cytogenetic tests that look for certain changes to chromosomes, and tests for specific gene mutations.
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