A female asked:
Can a dna test reveal what diseases exist in the family? and can they tell whether the disease comes from the mother or the father?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowleranswered
Psychiatry 27 years experience
DNA : Dna testing may help to determine this if the specific disease in question is genetically linked.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singhanswered
Pathology 51 years experience
Not necessarily : DNA testing is not a good way of making diagnosis of most disorders. There are a limited number of diseases where maternal or paternal inheritance is important. A more specific question would elicit a more specific answer. Wish you good health.
236 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Dec 16, 2018
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