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Can a DNA go wrong if the mother is breastfeeding?

Can a DNA go wrong if the mother is breastfeeding?

.: If you are asking about dna testing for a baby for paternity testing...No it will not be affected by breast feeding. If you question is about something different, please explain you question better. ...Read more

Dr. Scott McLean
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Genetic Testing (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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How can I get an HIV RNA and naat/dna testing?

How can I get an HIV RNA and naat/dna testing?

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

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Can i find out DNA results of an alleged father before the babies born? Dna testing

Can i find out DNA results of an alleged father before the babies born? Dna testing

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

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For DNA testing, what do they need to know?

For DNA testing, what do they need to know?

Depends: It depends on what the test is being done for. A lab can determine the sequence of your whole DNA from an oral swab, but screening for specific issues requires knowing what genes to target for analysis. ...Read more

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Do they accept medicad for DNA testing?

Do they accept medicad for DNA testing?

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

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Which types of doctors offer DNA testing ?

Any and all: Any and all doctors can order dna tests. ...Read more

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Do all hospitals offer DNA testing and is it expensive?

Do all hospitals offer DNA testing and is it expensive?

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

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Do the hospitals do DNA testing if he's not your husband?

Do the hospitals do DNA testing if he's not your husband?

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 more

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Where to find a place for DNA testing, for matching a parent and a child?

Kits: There are many laboratories that perform paternity testing. There are also kits available at your local pharmacy. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

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


Dna (Definition)

Dna are the coding molecules found in all living things on earth which contain the instructions on how to build living things. Its is comprised the nucleotide molecules which are ...Read more