how is hereditary angioedema diagnosed?


Getting a diagnosis starts by talking with your doctor. Because hereditary angioedema (HAE) is rare, few people have heard of it, including many doctors. In fact, many doctors will never see a patient with HAE. That's why getting an accurate diagnosis can be challenging.¹


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You could still have HAE even if no one else in your family has it. One in four HAE cases results from a spontaneous genetic mutation.³

Tests to confirm an HAE diagnosis

If your doctor thinks you might have HAE, a blood test is often used to confirm the diagnosis. This measures how much C1-INH protein you have. They will also look at other information, like your symptoms, how they respond to certain medications, and your family history.²


HAE booklet

Do you suspect you, your family member or someone you know has hereditary angioedema? Download this booklet for more information on the disease and how to get diagnosed.