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Alpha Globin Gene Sequencing
From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more
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What is the difference in gene sequencing tests vs gene deletion/duplication tests? Should one type of genetic test be done before the other?
Depends: Sequencing is like reading war and peace letter by letter, and deletion/duplication testing is like seeing if a chapter is completely missing or present as an extra copy. Which first? Depends on the condition. For duchenne muscular dystrophy, look for deletions first. For brca, sequence first. Your clinical geneticist can discuss the strategy with you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My brother has alpha 1 antiitrypsin gene with his liver affected, Awaiting my own results ..what are my odds of having it? Should my kids be tested?
Variable: Alpha 1 antitrypsin disease results (usually) when two unaffected carriers donate their recessive gene to the offspring. With 2 abnormal genes, the medical condition can be expressed. If you share the same parents, you have 3 potential outcomes. Normal,with two normal genes; a carrier with one normal and one abnormal: or you have it but don't know it(unlikely). 2:1 carrier than normal ...Read more
Sinus infection-Gene sequencing was positive for staph epidermidis MRSE in my sinuses. I was started on Zuvox how serious is this infection?
Alpha fetal protein: AFP is a fetal specific globulin, synthesized by the fetal yolk sac, gastrointestinal tract, and liver. The function of AFP is unknown. AFP blood levels can be measured during the second trimester to screen for open spina bifida and anencephaly, but can also uncover fetal abnormalities such as abdominal wall defects. AFP is also used in screening tests for downs syndrome and edwards syndrome. ...Read more
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