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Can breastfeeding affect dna testing

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
An accredited Lab: Why do you want this test? Have you had an antibody test for hiv? Was it positive? If positive, HIV nucleic acid testing will confirm the infection. Y... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Depends: It depends on what the test is being done for. A lab can determine the sequence of your whole DNA from an oral swab, but screening for specific issues... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Through Health Dept: Dna testing to establish paternity is usually done through local health departments. If that is what you want the testing for, suggest you call your ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Any and all: Any and all doctors can order dna tests.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Seldom on site: Most general hospitals do not operate labs with the sophisticated equipment needed to do specific dna testing. If the issue comes up, generally they c... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Paternity testing: Can you clarify? If you're asking, "Will the hospital test Baby automatically to see whether my husband is the father?" the answer is "No." If you wan... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Kits: There are many laboratories that perform paternity testing. There are also kits available at your local pharmacy.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
May be: It is possible, in a limited way, to test for disease susceptibility, e.g., app e for alzheimer, brca for some cancers, hnpcc or fap etc. Efforts are... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
What are you asking?: Can you clarify? Genetic testing for DNA isn't subject to much in the way of outside influences. Genetic work on colorblindness is available but we'r... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 years experience
And waste $189 ?: The kit tests for 10 of the 400 mutations of the HBB gene that cause Beta-Thalassemia if inherited from both parents & for Sickle-Cell trait. Seek... Read More
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