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Can amniocentesis tell whether or not a baby will have multiple sclerosis?

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Dr. Denise Lochner
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

An amniocentesis can tell if the number of chromosomes are correct and sometimes look for a specific genetic condition.
Multiple sclerosis is a condition called an autoimmune condition. This means that over the time the body begins to attack its own cells because it views them as foreign, like an infection. There is not a test to determine if this will happen or not at this time.

In brief: No

An amniocentesis can tell if the number of chromosomes are correct and sometimes look for a specific genetic condition.
Multiple sclerosis is a condition called an autoimmune condition. This means that over the time the body begins to attack its own cells because it views them as foreign, like an infection. There is not a test to determine if this will happen or not at this time.
Dr. Denise Lochner
Dr. Denise Lochner
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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Multiple sclerosis

An amniocentesis cannot tell whether a baby will have multple sclerosis.

In brief: Multiple sclerosis

An amniocentesis cannot tell whether a baby will have multple sclerosis.
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
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Dr. Olav Jaren
Usually babies do not have MS. This illness tends to affect younger adults between ages 20-40.
Dr. David Bergman
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: MS

At this time that is not one of the diseases that antenatal testing like amniocentesis or cvs can test for. Eventually a large # of disease will be able to be diagnosed by these procedures.
Many already are.

In brief: MS

At this time that is not one of the diseases that antenatal testing like amniocentesis or cvs can test for. Eventually a large # of disease will be able to be diagnosed by these procedures.
Many already are.
Dr. David Bergman
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