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What are the tests for maternal history of multiple sclerosis?
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Currently there is not genetic or other diagnostic testing for multiple sclerosis.
Neurological symptoms history is only partially helpful, as other conditions sometimes can mimic ms.

In brief: See answer below
Currently there is not genetic or other diagnostic testing for multiple sclerosis.
Neurological symptoms history is only partially helpful, as other conditions sometimes can mimic ms.
Dr. Virginia Simnad
Dr. Virginia Simnad
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In brief: No test needed
Why get tested? Odds of offspring having MS very low, between 2-4% at most.

In brief: No test needed
Why get tested? Odds of offspring having MS very low, between 2-4% at most.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
There is no test for predicting your risk of MS. A person's symptoms are the earliest clues of the disorder. Most common are: temporary loss of vision, difficulty with balance and muscle fatigue. These symptoms may go on for years before a definite diagnosis can be made.
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