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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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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

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

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

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Have drugstores begun selling home DNA testing kits? Where can you buy a kit?

Have drugstores begun selling home DNA testing kits? Where can you buy a kit?

Nowhere: DNA testing is too sophisticated for general public to handle at home! ...Read more

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What is the best way to go about prenatal dna testing in Kentucky and how much does it typically cost?

What is the best way to go about prenatal dna testing in Kentucky and how much does it typically cost?

Try counsyl: I don't know about Kentucky but the website www. Counsyl. Com might be helpful. Do check with your physician if you are worried about any specific medical condition you are worried about. ...Read more

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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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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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Is paternity DNA testing while pregnant against the law?

Is paternity DNA testing while pregnant against the law?

Likely legal: Prenatal paternity testing is usually an optional test and would be done at the request of the patient and is not likely to be covered by insurance. It would require tissue samples from your fetus by an amniocentesis and from each prospective father (usually blood or buccal swab) - which would of course require the cooperation of the prospective fathers. ...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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Where can I find a DNA testing facility for myself?

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

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Can DNA testing help create a personalized lifestyle?

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

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How do online DNA testing services work? Are they reliable at all?

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". ...Read more

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Is it possible for cvs DNA testing to harm my pregnancy?

Is it possible for cvs DNA testing to harm my pregnancy?

CVS: There is a risk associated with chorionic villus sampling. Ask your doctor about the miscarriage rate with CVS at your hospital, as well as your individual risk of having a child with a genetic disease. ...Read more

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Hemochromatosis color blindness DNA testing influence, can you tell me?

Hemochromatosis color blindness DNA testing influence, can you tell me?

What are you asking?: Can you clarify? Genetic testing for DNA isn't subject to much in the way of outside influences. Genetic work on colorblindness is available but we're not sure what to do with the data. The former is life-and-death. The latter is perhaps a target for gene therapy that will give fullcolor vision to those who haven't enjoyed it. ...Read more

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Just wondering do Saliva samples for DNA testing tell you about inherited blood disorders? Thinking about buying 23andMe kit

Just wondering do Saliva samples for DNA testing tell you about inherited blood disorders? Thinking about buying 23andMe kit

And waste $189?: The kit tests for 10 of the 400 mutations of the HBB gene that cause Beta-Thalassemia if inherited from both parents & for Sickle-Cell trait. Seek pre-pregnancy genetic counselling from your OB/GYN about your family's inheritable genetic disorder so (s)he can decide if you need a Chromosomal Microarray &/or Hemoglobin Electrophoresis, or a specific molecular genetic test &/or other studies. ...Read more

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I am in need of DNA TESTING for screening of hereditary and existing diseases. I've had several done by my past doctor and had medication testing done but don't have the reports for them. I'm sick and don't have a diagnosis. I'm very frustrated.?

I am in need of DNA TESTING for screening of hereditary and existing diseases. I've had several done by my past doctor and had medication testing done but don't have the reports for them. I'm sick and don't have a diagnosis. I'm very frustrated.?

Odd question: There are in excess of 200 known genetically influenced disorders and no one test or panel of tests that looks for all of them. Some are only done in a few research labs and only when after specific symptoms make it worth the effort. If you have an undiagnosed condition, your best approach is to spend time finding a doc you can communicate with and less time seeking self diagnosis on the net. ...Read more

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He has asked for DNA testing. She is pregnant still 14 weeks this week. It just seems by all dates she's given, the other guy is the dad. That was what we were going by. Because even if sperm lived 5 days, , that would be the 13th, even ovulating a few d

He has asked for DNA testing. She is pregnant still 14 weeks this week. It just seems by all dates she's given, the other guy is the dad. That was what we were going by. Because even if sperm lived 5 days, , that would be the 13th, even ovulating a few d

Easy does it: Life has taught me -- through my own mistakes -- not to let my mind trick me into worrying when it cannot possibly be helpful. The dna testing is almost certain to happen and will settle who is the father. The bigger picture is whether all the people involved are ready to be loving parents or offer adoption if the child does come to term. I wish you all strength & wisdom in the days to come. ...Read more

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My daughter asked for HPV test w/pap. Test says all norm, even HPV but then says "hpv DNA testing not performed" huh? Isn't DNA how they test for hpv?

My daughter asked for HPV test w/pap. Test says all norm, even HPV but then says "hpv DNA testing not performed" huh? Isn't DNA how they test for hpv?

HPV: As a general rule hpv testing by dna hybridization is not done unless the results of the pap smear are equivocal, because of the costs and minimal benefit after a completely normal pap. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of commercial (no prescription or doctor involved)snp DNA testing for genetic disorder/disease and/or predisposition to them?

Pros and cons: Pros: cheap, quick, high data quality

cons: challenges in interpretation (particularly if no doctor is involved), limited tests available, privacy and potential medical/life insurance issues. ...Read more

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Should you get genetic testing in pregnancy?

Should you get genetic testing in pregnancy?

All pregnant women: In the U.S. are offered screens for Down Syndrome & other syndromes with abnormal #'s of chromosomes, the risk for which ^es with ^ed maternal age at term. Genetic counseling & definitive chromosome analysis or microarray are offered to parents with a family history of genetic disorders & those who carry certain traits, have a fetus with anomalies or a high calculated risk on genetic screens. ...Read more

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Should everyone have genetic testing before pregnancy?

Should everyone have genetic testing before pregnancy?

Consultation first: Every couple can learn something from meeting with a clinical geneticist. They evaluate both family trees & can identify genetic issues you may be at risk for. With this information they can focus on which if any conditions to look for. There are in excess of 200 gene related defects they can identify, but there is no test that will identify all & many are studied only in a couple labs in the US. ...Read more

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Should we go through genetic testing if I have PKD and I'm pregnant?

Should we go through genetic testing if I have PKD and I'm pregnant?

Yes: I would consider meeting with a genetic counselor to see what your options are. There are two types of pkd, one that is dominant and one that is recessive. If you have the dominant version then your baby has a 50% chance of being affected. They can do an amniocentesis to see if the fetus is affected. If you have the recessive type and your partner is negative then your baby will not have pkd. ...Read more

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How early in a pregnancy can I have genetic testing done for downs syndrome?

How early in a pregnancy can I have genetic testing done for downs syndrome?

After10 weeks: First trimester screening can be done at 11-13 weeks. Definitive diagnosis by chromosome analysis can be done through cvs sampling after 10 weeks. ...Read more

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What type of genetic testing has to be done on a pregnant woman of Jewish ancestry?

What type of genetic testing has to be done on a pregnant woman of Jewish ancestry?

There is a number of: There are a number of them - About 1 out of 4 people of Ashkenazi Jewish heritage is a carrier of one of these genetic conditions- of Gaucher disease, cystic fibrosis, Tay-Sachs disease, familial dysautonomia, or Canavan disease ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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