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My baby boy has tay-sachs. can we retest?

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

The diagnosis of any life threatening illness in a patient that appears outwardly normal is going to bring initial shock & disbelief to most of us. Additional confirmatory tests by an alternate lab can be arranged for most conditions.Of note, carrier detection in the parents & other 1st degree family members would benefit your extended family. See:www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/taysachs/taysachs.Htm.

Answered Mar 29, 2012

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