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A 31-year-old member asked:

Doctors can you tell me when should i have genetic testing done for reproductive purposes?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 26 years experience
For you or for baby?: If you are checking on yourself, like with a disease like huntington disease, you should check prior to trying get pregnant if it will make a difference. For example, if you decide that you will not have children if you have hd, you should check prior to trying. If you are talking about the genetic testing of your unborn child, that will vary greatly & you need to talk to a genetic counselor.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Why should I have genetic testing done for reproductive purposes?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Genetic tetsting: If you are having fertility problems, genetic testing is an important tool. Some people carry recessive genes for chronic illnesses or degenerative diseases that can be fatal to the fetus. Performing genetic testing on both parents-to-be will be very helpful in deciding whether even to have a baby.
Last updated Apr 7, 2013


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