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What Is The Earliest Week That I Can Have Genetic Testing For Downs
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
What can I do to get a genetic test done to determine if I am a carrier of the leukemia genetic mutation?
On one side of my family runs multiple sclerosis and im sure whether or not i will end up having it is well. Is there any test for early detection?
Maybe: First, more than 80% of all ms cases are non-familial. Second, at most you might have a 5% risk. Third, even if your MRI showed lesions consistent with radiologically isolated syndrome, it would not be appropriate to treat until you demonstrate clinically definite ms, or your spinal fluid is showing active abnormalities. Your risk is low, but seek neurological consult if you are worried. ...Read more
How do I know if my baby has an allergy from a tcertain type of food? Is there a specific test that can be done once for all foods?
No universal test: Testing is rarely 100% accurate & i know of no universal tests for food allergies.Some labs have a variety of blood studies that correlate with some food reactions, but allergists usually pair the blood study with pin prick tests. All of which can falsely suggest allergy. Sometimes just eliminating the material from the diet for 2 wks, seeing benefit, & seeing pbs if restarted tells u. ...Read more
If alzheimer's disease runs in my family, is there a test I can have done to see if I will develop it in the future?
Yes: If several have alzheimer, particularly at early ages, then you may want to consider gene (dna) testing. Enter omim in browswer, search on alzheimer, look at alz-1, 2, and 3 entries for genes involved. On right of entry hit link to genetests that shows labs doing testing. I strongly recommend seeing a clinical geneticist or neurologist to discuss the value and burden of testing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is rds hereditary, is there a test I can have to make sure my next child doesn't have the same problem?
Can happen to all: Typical rds results when a baby is born before the lung has finished developing and can happen to any baby born prematurely. Like having a new house without painted walls, premi's have lung tissue without a chemical on the walls to help aerate the lungs. Some factors like stress increaselung maturity while diabetes in mom can slow it. Your best prevention is to keep healthy & deliver on time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me what you suggest if my aunt has cancer, then is there a low/medium/high chance that my dad, and then i, may also have inherited the genes?
Depends: ...On the kind of cancer, the age at which she got it, the number of people in the family, and lots of other factors. Most cancers are not caused by an inherited gene defect. If you are very concerned, talk to your doc and if he/she thinks is proper, you may need to see a genetics specialist. If your aunt is the only one with cancer and had it late in life, odds are that is not an inherited trait. ...Read more
I had a stillbirth at full term...In your field how often does this happen and what are the chances of it repeating?
No cause was found.
About 1 in 1000: The risk for fetal demise is about 1 in 1000 at 39 to 40 weeks. The chance for a recurrence is about twice as high. ...Read more
If two family member wanted to get married with the same blood type, what is the chances of pregnancy and the baby for future? Does genetic test help
See below: Blood type is not needed to detect problems with conception and/or future health of child. Close family members should not get married as to avoid the increased chance of genetic abnormalities. Genetic testing can help rule out problems with two people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does the medical community make of the mthfr genetic mutation? I had a doctor tell me that they no longer look at it or feel it is a problem
How can I know if I have iron overload/hemochromatosis? What tests should be performed? I hear that there is a DNA genetic test kit for hemochromatosis, is that true?
Blood tests: Iron and TIBC (total iron binding capacity) can be used to detect iron overload (iron/tibc >45 increases suspicion). Hemochromatosis, one cause for iron overload, can be detected by a gene study. As a general rule, patients with hemochromatosis are referred to gastroenterologist for a liver biopsy, as iron overload can do significant damage to the liver. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there a test you can do to see who the father of my fetus is, of course before the baby is born?
If you want the risk: A needle can be passed through your abdomen into the waters around the baby & draw off cells for a dna test.There are some medical reasons for this test, but it carries about 1% risk of miscarriage, infection or worse for mom &or baby.Another riskier cvs test has about 3% risk.You may have difficulty finding anyone that woud do the procedure for paternity testing. ...Read more
My mother died of stomach cancer at age 34. Is there a genetic test I can take to see if I will get it and likelihood of early death etc?
No routine test: It is possible but it is rare to have hereditary Stomach cancer. So it is unlikely that you have much risk for it. If you want to pursue it further, you should see a Gastroenterologist who can counsel you and may even find a genetic counselor to guide you further. An upper Endoscopy(EGD) can be done easily to look inside your stomach and also do a biopsy for H.Pylori infection which can cause Canc ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I need to speak with a geneticist asap. I have passed on a cromosomal abnormality to my baby and have read many peer reviewed journal articles stating that she could die at an early age from all (due to the translocation) or later in life. It is a translo
I : I am not an oncologist or a geneticist, so unfortunately I am not expert enough in these areas to answer your questions. You should speak with the doctor that ordered the testing for you and your child. They should either be able guide you in what you should do next or recommend someone who can. I have also linked to two websites below for the medical genetics and medical oncology departments at duke. You can try contacting them to discuss your concerns if your doctor is unable to help. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me if my aunt has cancer, then is there a low/medium/high chance that my dad, and then i, may also have inherited the genes?
Can CBC test detect breast cancer or any type of cancers? I am doing a research study.What the the main symptoms? Women can get lumpy dots due to hermonal changes is this right? If woman find it is it normal because of her period?when to do the test?
My husband and i are trying to conceive. What is the earliest to test for pregnancy? And what test is best to buy that will give early results?
No preference: All of the home tests are comparable and potentially can turn positive even before you have missed a period. Hormone levels rise and become detectable about 8 days after conception, although only a blood test will detect them at the earliest stage. 10 to 12 days after conception is about the best you can do with home tests. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with dress syndrome in March of this year, I don't know what caused the reaction. Are there testing that can be done to decipher it?
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
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