Expert Video - How does genetic testing help in MDS diagnosis?

Rafael Bejar, MD, PhD, of the University of California, San Diego, discusses how the presence of certain genetic mutations, including multiple mutations, reveal MDS type. This can also help predict prognosis. The absence of MDS-related mutations can also show that MDS is not present and alert doctors to diagnose a different disease.

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