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Evaluation and diagnosis of velo-cardio-facial syndrome (VCFS) is performed by a team of specialists from various programs at Boston Children’s Hospital, including the Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program, Cardiology, Developmental Medicine Center, Genetics, Neurology, and Psychiatry. Using a multidisciplinary approach allows us to gain a better understanding of your child’s specific medical concerns.
How is velo-cardio-facial syndrome diagnosed?
Genetic tests are used to diagnose VCFS, but the following tests may also be performed to rule out or identify problems associated with VCFS:
These can include tests of organ systems, such as:
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