Diagnosis at Mayo Clinic

By Mayo Clinic Staff

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To confirm that your baby has Tay-Sachs disease, your Mayo Clinic doctor will ask you about the child's symptoms and any hereditary family disorders and will order a diagnostic blood test.

While performing a complete physical exam of your child, the doctor may see a cherry-red spot in the back of the child's eyes, which is a sign of the disease.

Oct. 21, 2014