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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
Can oral thrush affect a buccal swab paternity test? My child has thrush all over the mouth, and we went in for DNA testing. Should I do it again?
It might.: It would be wise to clear this up before any test like that as the cells might be damaged. ...Read more
May be: It is possible, in a limited way, to test for disease susceptibility, e.g., app e for alzheimer, brca for some cancers, hnpcc or fap etc. Efforts are underway to identify additional markers. However knowing the markers and making the "lifestyle" change are not linked. People with known family history of diabetes continue to be overweight and not take any action to reduce their risk. ...Read more
Go to...: Go to www.Genome.Gov and in the column on the right select "genetic disorders faq"; at that site select "faq about genetic testing". At the bottom of the page the listing "genetic testing: what it means for your health and your family's health" has good information related to your question. ...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
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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