DNA TEST?

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Good afternoon..nI am a mother who has given birth to a baby with a genetic disorder (trisomy18)nWhat I want to ask is;nnCan DNA testing give clues if our offspring will have a chromosomal abnormality/not.?nnWhat about by doing DNA TEST on my husband and I can give clues, whether or not we are carriers for our child who has a chromosomal abnormality 18.nnIs DNA test recommended for mothers who want to get pregnant again after giving birth to a baby with edwardsyndrome disorder.. .?nnCan a DNA test detect any chromosomal abnormalities in my husband and I..?nnPlease answer, thank you.

1 Answer:

Good Night Dance,

Thanks for the question. We understand your concern. Yes, genetic tests can detect whether the fetus has a chromosomal abnormality or not. Generally, from the results of the ultrasound examination, the obstetrician can find signs of stunted fetal growth, then maybe if necessary, the doctor will continue the genetic examination by examining the amniotic fluid (amniotic fluid) while the mother is still pregnant.

Mother and husband can also do genetic screening to detect whether there are genetic disorders, you can consult directly with a geneticist, yes. In addition to genetic screening for parents, screening for amnion in the fetus, it is no less important to prepare for the next pregnancy by eating a balanced diet, not smoking, not consuming alcohol, and avoiding taking over-the-counter drugs without a doctor's prescription.

The following article can add to your insight: “What can be obtained from a DNA test

Hopefully can help.

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