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Dr. Douglas Miller
40 years experience in Pathology
Sure: Genetic testing can be wrong due to many possible problems: mixed up specimens from someone else; degraded dna that can't be analyzed; lab errors in p ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Depends: It really depends. If your affected family member(s) have already had detailed testing, testing for you can cost just a few hundred dollars, dependin ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends on situation: Some genetic tests are detailed, specific and allow you to know what to expect from the patient in the future. Chromosome studies, fish probes for dia ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazin Abdullah
14 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Rephrase: What do you mean by successful? Accuracy of genetic testing? Are you talking about genetic testing of an embryo? Genetic testing of an adult? What ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Molecular genetic: testing & a Fragile X Syndrome probe are recommended for people of any age with developmental delays, Intellectual Disability &/or Autistic ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
No: Diagnosis can be made by other means, though genetic testing will provide confirmation and pin point the defect. See this site for more info. http:// ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ira Salafsky
55 years experience in Clinical Genetics
No: An individual must give permission to have genetic testing performed. Carrier testing for genetic disease is usually not done in children until they ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Nonspecific question: There are dozens of tests that might be labeled as relating to genetic disease. Most look at a specific issue (genetic problem) and test blood or tiss ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Vast issue: Genetic testing can help with diagnosis of tumors, indicate optimal treatment of tumors and other disease, help in prognostication, risk of developmen ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Autonomy: Today, most (not all) people and most governments believe that if a person will suffer from serious disease that is determined by the genes they carry ... Read More

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