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is there a blood test to see if you re a carrier for downs syndrome

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Since almost all cases of Down syndrome (maybe 95-98% of cases) are not inherited from carrier parents, the testing of the parents' chromosomes is pro ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The features of Down syndrome can be passed by a carrier (someone with a piece of a 21 chm in a balanced swap with another chm).The egg/sperm of that ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devang Patel
16 years experience Family Medicine
See answer and link: This test may not be able to identify abnormalities or may report a positive result in the presence of mosaicism (which may be confined to the placent ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carline Louis-Jacques
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vanishing twin: No, it would not affect your test result. Ultrasound would show it for a while, but the developing twin will eventually grow big enough to hide it fro ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Testing weaknesses: Screening tests are meant to select out those at higher risk so more expensive specific testing is more cost effective. There is test called the NIPS ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
No: You may consult this site for info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mosquito-bites/basics/tests-diagnosis/con-20032350 For good health - ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Crystal Twynham
33 years experience General Surgery
Many causes/ No: There is no blood test for irritable bowel syndrome. It is a diagnosis made by excluding other serious causes of intestinal disease. You should have ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Yes: A baby with Down syndrome can be diagnosed with a blood test. A mother carrying a baby with Down syndrome can also be diagnosed by blood tests on the ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Infectious to others: Your blood carries hep b virus that can infect others if that person is exposed to your blood or body fluids, including sex.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Raynaud's syndrome is "secondary raynaud's", meaning that another medical condition is causing the raynaud's [henomenon. A primary care or rheumatolog ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Fatigue : Another word for fatigue. Work up includes a detailed history, physical exam an some labs. Please see your phsician.
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