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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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Anyone know what is a urine test for genetic metabolic disorder?

Anyone know what is a urine test for genetic metabolic disorder?

SCREEN FOR AMINO ACI: The test is designed to screen for diseases of Amino Acid metabolism disorder of renal tubular function reducing substance ie glucose, galactose, fructose, lactose cystinurea hemocystinuea mucopolysacharide storage disease methylmalonic acidurea alpha-keto acid urine sulphite(sulphite oxidase&molybdenum cofactor deficiency) it is only a screen test and if any positive gets followed by more definite t. ...Read more

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Why should I have genetic testing done for reproductive purposes?

Why should I have genetic testing done for reproductive purposes?

Genetic tetsting: If you are having fertility problems, genetic testing is an important tool. Some people carry recessive genes for chronic illnesses or degenerative diseases that can be fatal to the fetus. Performing genetic testing on both parents-to-be will be very helpful in deciding whether even to have a baby. ...Read more

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When should I have genetic testing done for reproductive purposes like preimplantation?

When should I have genetic testing done for reproductive purposes like preimplantation?

Genetic testing prei: Normally you do not need genetic testing unless if you have a history of a genetic disease like taysachs disease, sickle cell disease, thalasemia major or minor and many other genetic diseases.Or if there the age of mother over 35 to screen for trisomy 21. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me when should I have genetic testing done for reproductive purposes?

Doctors can you tell me when should I have genetic testing done for reproductive purposes?

For you or for baby?: If you are checking on yourself, like with a disease like huntington disease, you should check prior to trying get pregnant if it will make a difference. For example, if you decide that you will not have children if you have hd, you should check prior to trying. If you are talking about the genetic testing of your unborn child, that will vary greatly & you need to talk to a genetic counselor. ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages and advantages of getting genetic testing done.?

What are the disadvantages and advantages of getting genetic testing done.?

Genetic counselor: You should talk with a genetic counselor regarding the specific disease(s) you are worried about. The pros include being able to plan for long-term, reproductive issues, and maybe getting into a clinical trial. The cons include depression or worse with a positive test, not knowing when the disease will strike, and possibly affecting your ability to be insured (even it shouldn't). ...Read more

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What genetic testing can be done for sudden unexplained death besides lqts?

What genetic testing can be done for sudden unexplained death besides lqts?

Many: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy dilated cardiomyopathy arrhythmogenic right ventricle brugada syndrome short qt syndrome catecholamine driven polymorphic vt ... And others, too. Check out www.Sads.Org for more information. Of course, there can be non-genetic causes of sudden death as well. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of getting genetic testing done? It seems people think it is for abortion.

What are the pros and cons of getting genetic testing done? It seems people think it is for abortion.

Preparation: For some people it is about abortion but for most it is about preparation. Prenatal care is all about understanding what the patient and her baby need and formulating a plan that meets that delivers a safe birth. If there is a genetic problem, birth defect, heart problem etc the parents and the doctors can prepare. ...Read more

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Would a standard genetic test detect 22q11.2 deletion syndrome? My son had genetic testing done at 2 yo.

Would a standard genetic test detect 22q11.2 deletion syndrome? My son had genetic testing done at 2 yo.

Standard genetic ?: There are thousands of genetic related tests I am aware of and each has its uses for specific cases. A simple chromosome study would not pick up this deletion.A high resolution study would likely find it in most specialty labs.Some also do a specific study using a genetic probe.This is a question best answered by the folks who did the study in question. ...Read more

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How common is it for insurance to pay for genetic testing if I want to get it done for a hereditary birth disease?

How common is it for insurance to pay for genetic testing if I want to get it done for a hereditary birth disease?

Check the fine print: It depends on the insurance carrier. Some conditions are common enough that they are covered. An example is maternal screening for down's syndrome (trisomy 21). ...Read more

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Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


Genetic (Definition)

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