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Can a man with AC genotype marry a woman with AC genotype. Thank you?

Can a man with AC genotype marry a woman with AC genotype. Thank you?

Yes: I'm assuming that you are talking about the genetics of hemoglobin, so we'd be talking about individuals with a gene for hemoglobin a (normal hemoglobin) and hemoglobin c (more fragile hemoglobin). The possibilities for your offspring would be 25% aa; 50% ac; 25% cc (hemoglobin c). If you want more information, genetic counselors can talk to you at length about the possibilities. ...Read more

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How does psychiatric genotyping work? I recently had the genecept assay done. Is this the future of psychiatry?

How does psychiatric genotyping work? I recently had the genecept assay done. Is this the future of psychiatry?

Genes & Imaging: The future in psychiatry will be characterized by genotyping patients in order to (a) clarify if they are fast or slow metabolizers of medications in order to more accurately dose medications , and to (b) determine if they are likely to respond to a specific medication or brain stimulation treatment. Functional brain imaging will also help direct psychiatric treatment. ...Read more

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I have hep c genotype 1a I have cryoglobuline proteins. Ii have the sharp stabbing pain in my small joints and burning numbness on tne bottom of my f?

I have hep c genotype 1a I have cryoglobuline proteins.  Ii have the sharp stabbing pain in my small joints and burning numbness on tne bottom of my f?

Get treated...: Get treated and symptoms may well resolve. Sometimes - for short term releif a form of dialysis (plasmaphoresis) may be needed to save fingers etc. See a hepatologist or a GI doctor who is a member of the aasld. ...Read more

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I just took a sickle cell screen and result was negative. Does that mean i'm not a sickle cell carrier-aa genotype?

I just took a sickle cell screen and result was negative. Does that mean i'm not a sickle cell carrier-aa genotype?

Means no Hgb S: This test is specifically looking for HGB s. It will detect sickle trait (hgb as) or sickle cell disease (hgb ss). If the test is negative it means there is no sickle hemoglobin present, but it does not mean aa. There are many abnormal hemoglobins that are not aa, but would also test negative on a sickle screen. ...Read more

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Is there a genotype for high blood pressure?

Is there a genotype for high blood pressure?

Genotype for HBP: Yes in rare cases there are specific genes that cause high blood pressure. Other clues to genes are: Is there high blood pressure in your family? Do you have a twin with high blood pressure? Are of you African Descent especially African American. But we do not know the genes for most causes of high blood pressure. All genes today appear to involve salt metabolism as does much garden variety HTN. ...Read more

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My sister has hep c genotype 1. Just got it her viral load is very low. What are some holistic things she could do to keep it low?

My sister has hep c genotype 1. Just got it her viral load is very low. What are some holistic things she could do to keep it low?

No alcohol: Avoid any alcohol and avoid getting coinfected with hiv. The immune system works to control the virus so avoiding stress, eating healthy and no tobacco or any drugs may also help. Low viral loads should help lead to higher cure rates with antiviral treatment when she is ready. Low viral load does not predict slower rate of scarring (fibrosis). ...Read more

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Can we marry b+ and as genotype?

Can we marry b+ and as genotype?

Doesn't matter: The abo/rh blood types do not matter at all when it comes to marriage. People don't even have to know their blood type, when it comes to marriage. ...Read more

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What is blood genotype?

What is blood genotype?

Genotyping : Genetic testing of viruses are called genotypes. I am sure there are other forms of genetic testing but this is usually about viral illnesses. ...Read more