The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are administered to people without current symptoms, but who may be at high risk for certain diseases or conditions.
There are no current screening guidelines or tests for MDS.
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Last reviewed December 2015 by Mohei Abouzied, MD
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