At Children’s Hospital Boston, we know that the first step to treating your child is forming an accurate, timely diagnosis.
How is Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome diagnosed?
A diagnosis of WAS is usually made based on:
- a complete medical history and physical examination of your child
- a test that measures the amount of platelets (clotting agents) in his blood
- a test that measures the presence of the antibody immunoglobin in his blood
- other blood tests as needed
The diagnosis can be confirmed with a genetic test to detect the presence of the mutation responsible for WAS.