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is there a test for nf?

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Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Genetic Testing: Neurofibromatosis can be diagnosed with genetic testing.
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Yes: Nf ( neurofibriomatosis ) is a inherited genetic disease , could be tested even in unborn if one of the parent has ii , from amniocentesis.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Prenatal tests: There are prenatal genetic tests for neurofibromatosis. While test results can provide very important information for future parents. Genetic tests available today can be performed only when there is a family history of nf; prenatal tests include chorionic villus sampling can be performed at 10 weeks gestation. Amnioncentesis is performed at 16 weeks.

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At birth!: It is now recommended universally for babies to be screened for congenital hearing problems right after birth. This should be done at the hospital your baby is born at and you should receive a written report. If this was not done or if you ever have any concerns about your child's hearing, request that your doctor refer you to a pediatric audiologist.
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