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What genetic disorders can be recognized in pregnancy?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Several

The most common ones are chromosomal problems like down's syndrome.
The chances a woman will have a chromosomally abnormal baby go up with age. Whether you do the genetic tests or not depends on whether you want this information or not.

In brief: Several

The most common ones are chromosomal problems like down's syndrome.
The chances a woman will have a chromosomally abnormal baby go up with age. Whether you do the genetic tests or not depends on whether you want this information or not.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Depends, hundreds

This depends on how far you are willing to go to get the information.
The best information is gained by obtaining fetal cells by sticking a needle into the womb & drawing them off for study. Chromosome studies and enzyme studies can be done. If you are looking for a specific problem the tests can be arranged in specialty labs. There is no one test that would catch them all.

In brief: Depends, hundreds

This depends on how far you are willing to go to get the information.
The best information is gained by obtaining fetal cells by sticking a needle into the womb & drawing them off for study. Chromosome studies and enzyme studies can be done. If you are looking for a specific problem the tests can be arranged in specialty labs. There is no one test that would catch them all.
Dr. James Ferguson
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