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I am concerned a loved one might have FASD, how is FASD diagnosed?
For any FASD diagnosis you may be asked for the following:
For a child: Ask the GP to refer you to a paediatrician. The paediatrician may conduct an array CHG blood test to rule out any genetic issues. (Note: a referral to a geneticist is not needed at this point and can delay things. If something shows positive, the referral can be made at that point.) To get a full picture, assessment should ideally include:
For adults, it can be more challenging to get a diagnosis. Discuss your concerns with your GP. Explain that you are concerned you might have FASD. Bring any proof you have (as above) and ask the GP to refer for a neuropsychological assessment. Even if it doesn’t lead to an FASD diagnosis, this assessment can identify any problems with processing and will be useful in supporting any claims for benefits or additional support at work.