Expert Video - How is genetic testing for MDS carried out?

Dr. Rafael Bejar, Director of the MDS Center of Excellence at the University of California, San Diego, explains the importance of testing for mutations in individual genes as well as karyotype testing, also called cytogenetic testing. A sample of bone marrow is the source for tissue to be tested in both these forms of genetic testing in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS).

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