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How soon can you test for neurofibromatosis? My gf is three months along.

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: If family history

There are prenatal genetic tests for neurofibromatosis.
While test results can provide very important information for future parents. Genetic tests available today can be performed only when there is a family history of nf; prenatal tests include chorionic villus sampling can be performed at 10 weeks gestation. Amnioncentesis is performed at 16 weeks.

In brief: If family history

There are prenatal genetic tests for neurofibromatosis.
While test results can provide very important information for future parents. Genetic tests available today can be performed only when there is a family history of nf; prenatal tests include chorionic villus sampling can be performed at 10 weeks gestation. Amnioncentesis is performed at 16 weeks.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Prenatal testing for the nf1 mutation is available through amniocentesis, usually done around 16 wks, or earlier with cvs biopsy.
Testing for the nf2 gene is accurate only 65% of the time & subject to limited availability.Only specialty labs do this work & coordination of the sampling & specimin transfer is important. With a 50% inheritance rate i would prepare for a + result.

In brief: Depends

Prenatal testing for the nf1 mutation is available through amniocentesis, usually done around 16 wks, or earlier with cvs biopsy.
Testing for the nf2 gene is accurate only 65% of the time & subject to limited availability.Only specialty labs do this work & coordination of the sampling & specimin transfer is important. With a 50% inheritance rate i would prepare for a + result.
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