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Should everyone have genetic testing before pregnancy?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Impractical at this
Time for general screen.
What would you test for? If there is a family history of an illness, e.g., huntington, tay sachs, cystic fibrosis, it may be appropriate to test both partners. There are too many genetic markers associated with diseases to do a general "genetic test". With reduced cost of whole genome sequencing, it may become feasible in the near future to perform such analysis.

In brief: Impractical at this
Time for general screen.
What would you test for? If there is a family history of an illness, e.g., huntington, tay sachs, cystic fibrosis, it may be appropriate to test both partners. There are too many genetic markers associated with diseases to do a general "genetic test". With reduced cost of whole genome sequencing, it may become feasible in the near future to perform such analysis.
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