Canavan disease

Diagnosis and Testing

Is there newborn testing for Canavan disease?

Canavan disease is not available on newborn screening as of March 2016. However, if there is a family history of Canavan disease or a doctor has reason to suspect a child may have Canavan disease, testing can be done on babies at or shortly after birth.

Matalon R, Michals-Matalon K. GeneReviews website. Updated August 11, 2011. Retrieved April 29, 2016, from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1234/

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