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Can Breastfeeding Affect Dna Testing
Prenatal testing for genetic problems may be done before or after conception. Testing for spina bifida or Down syndrome is done after a pregnancy is established. Besides the couples listed above, counseling and diagnosis are also recommended for mothers over the age of 35, and those who have received abnormal screening test results, such as alpha-fetoprotein (AFP). For more information about the alpha-fetoprotein test, and when and why you might have it, see alpha-fetoprotein. For those who may be at risk, genetic counseling and prenatal diagnosis are used to help ...Read more
Hello i've read that breastfeeding would change the baby DNA's, Parts of the mother dna"s which is in the milk would inter the baby dna' is it true?
No: Your DNA is the library of information held within the nucleus of each living cell. What you eat or drink at any age does not change the DNA. What you eat or drink could injure a cell, or keep it healthy in general, but breast milk does not target or change DNA. Breast milk contains immune factors that can help baby avoid illness & is designed to be the best nutritional source for early growth. ...Read more
An accredited Lab: Why do you want this test? Have you had an antibody test for hiv? Was it positive? If positive, HIV nucleic acid testing will confirm the infection. You were exposed to HIV and antibody is negative HIV nat will detect the infection earlier. You doctor can order these tests through a pathology laboratory. ...Read more
Hello. : Hello. This is actually a good question but it is legal in nature. I recommend that you pose this same question on the legal portion of avvo.Com. It will provide lawyers with an opportunity to provide responses as a public service. ...Read more
Through Health Dept: Dna testing to establish paternity is usually done through local health departments. If that is what you want the testing for, suggest you call your local one and ask them - usually it's free. If the dna testing is for some other reason, especially if it involves a medical condition that needs testing for some reason, then medicaid usually covers it. ...Read more
Seldom on site: Most general hospitals do not operate labs with the sophisticated equipment needed to do specific dna testing. If the issue comes up, generally they can collect a specimen & send it out to a specialty lab for analysis. Some of the major lab chains have office sites where they will obtain specimens for this service. Check with your dr for the local process. ...Read more
Paternity testing: Can you clarify? If you're asking, "Will the hospital test Baby automatically to see whether my husband is the father?" the answer is "No." If you want paternity testing for whatever reason, there are private companies that will do this at a reasonable price. Your personal physician can help, and will keep secrets if you ask. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
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