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A 26-year-old female asked:

hello dr i did a screening test for safety of baby the test was negative but they writ that it will have a risk 1/25 that baby has smith-lemli-optiz ?

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Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Complex issue: If a woman is tested with an increased risk for Smith Lemli Opitz syndrome a consultation with a Medical Geneticist may help to better understand the nature of the disease.

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