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Could albinism be prenatally detected?

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Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes for most types

Several varieties of albinism exist, and prenatal diagnosis is available for most of them.

In brief: Yes for most types

Several varieties of albinism exist, and prenatal diagnosis is available for most of them.
Dr. Karl Muench
Dr. Karl Muench
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Dr. Danae Steele
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: Yes

There are several ways to diagnose albinism prenatally.
Most diagnoses are made by either dna analysis looking for the mutations which most commonly cause albinism. Another method is to take a skin biopsy from the fetus. A pathologist can then determine whether there is normal development of melanocytes, the cells which give our skin pigment. Prenatal diagnosis is only done rarely for albinism.

In brief: Yes

There are several ways to diagnose albinism prenatally.
Most diagnoses are made by either dna analysis looking for the mutations which most commonly cause albinism. Another method is to take a skin biopsy from the fetus. A pathologist can then determine whether there is normal development of melanocytes, the cells which give our skin pigment. Prenatal diagnosis is only done rarely for albinism.
Dr. Danae Steele
Dr. Danae Steele
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