How is hemifacial microsomia diagnosed?
HFM is typically diagnosed after a comprehensive medical history and physical examination by a geneticist.
There is not a blood test to diagnose HFM.
Because the spectrum of severity is so wide, the diagnosis should come from an experienced geneticist skilled in diagnosing craniofacial anomalies. CT scans and x-rays of the face may also be ordered by the doctor for accurate diagnosis.