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Braca Gene Testing
If there is an autistic child or sibling or other family member, is there reason for gene testing the family?
Possibly: If there is a known genetic abnormality in the person with autism, then family members of child-bearing age may benefit. Even if physical & neurological exam reveal no signs of a specific syndrome in a child with autism &/or intellectual disability, genetic microarray & dna probe for fragile x reveal an abnormality about 15% of the time. Evaluation by a geneticist is needed in those cases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I'm from hong kong. My daughter has oca type of albinism. We all want to get genes tested. Any free albinism gene testing available?
Not sure: A lot depends on the situation for which the test was done and what is meant by "variant." mutations of this gene, when inherited from both parents, can cause an extremely rare condition termed "ataxia-telangiectasia-like disorder" where a specific part of the brain, the cerebellum, does not work properly and movements of the arms and legs are wobbly. Show your doctor http://omim.Org/entry/600814. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Asked a lot. No responses. I have one relative with lynch syndrome. Rec cancer. I want gene testing on the mLH1 gene. What is the cost of this test?
Does being diagnosed with Myotonia through genetic testing of the Scn4a gene mean a person has Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy? Is Myotonia a Dystrophy?
How likely is it that a 58 yr old female may have alzheimer's? I'm her daughter&i got results of genetic testing saying that I do have gene mutations.
Can you tell me if given the oppurtunity to get genetic testing for the breast cancer gene should I do it?
Informed decision: No one can tell you if genetic testing is right for you; it is your decision. See a genetic counselor or geneticist to go over all of the pros and cons of genetic testing before you make your decision. The goal of genetic counseling is to help you have all the information you need to make an informed, personal decision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer