If you have Gaucher disease it will affect you throughout your life. Because it is usually progressive, managing the disease and meeting your treatment goals will always involve regular monitoring tests. These tests help track changes in your body so that new symptoms can be caught early and treated before they cause lasting damage.
What are the monitoring tests for?
The seven most common monitoring tests for Gaucher disease involves checking your bones, your blood and your liver and spleen. Depending upon your health and how the disease affects you, your doctor may order additional tests.
How often do I need to get tested?
You should have comprehensive monitoring tests at least once a year or as recommended by your doctor. Even if you are not on treatment and are feeling well, a yearly assessment is a good way to monitor your health.
Learn more about the seven tests
The monitoring tests are for checking your: