Doctor insights on:
Is There A Test For Nf
Have nf child, spontanous case, not my or hubby have it, if I do a maternit21 test insted of cvs or amnio...can we stll know if second child has nf too?
If family history: There are prenatal genetic tests for neurofibromatosis. While test results can provide very important information for future parents. Genetic tests available today can be performed only when there is a family history of nf; prenatal tests include chorionic villus sampling can be performed at 10 weeks gestation. Amnioncentesis is performed at 16 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inherited or new : Neurofibromatosis can be passed from parent to child as an autosomal dominant trait, meaning an affected parent can pass a single gene to their son/daughter and they get the disease. At least half of nf cases arise as a new gene mutation in a kid. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
NF 1, very briefly: Nf 1, from a gene mutation; on chromisome 17, has highly variable medical & neurodevelopmental manifestations. Nerve tumors form on/under skin, in brain & other areas of nervous system, & other parts of body. Genetics, psychology, development, tumor and vision specialists are some drs. Who help patients with nf. Learning disorders & adhd often occur. www.ctf.org has complete info & resources. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer