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A 31-year-old male asked:

Can gene testing be done on the sperm to see if the sperm contains any single gene disorder or other mutations?

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: Genetic tests can be done for many disorders of single gene mutations. It can be costly. You also will get answers about other genes since the testing of genetics always looks at more than one gene.
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