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Doctor insights on: Dna Testing While 6 Months Pregnant

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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

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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