Explanation Of DNA Testing?

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Good afternoon doc, I want to ask, besides testing and using blood, is there any other way that does not hurt the baby. Thank you …

1 Answer:

Hello Dian,


DNA is part of a chromosome that functions to store genetic material. In DNA there are genes that function to regulate everything in the cells of living things. The purpose of DNA testing is very diverse, including:

Forensic needs. For example in the test of evidence or instrument of crime.
Seeing the possibility of hereditary abnormalities or congenital abnormalities in the fetus.
Detect the presence or absence of gene or chromosomal abnormalities in infants.
Look for the possibility of someone as a carrier (carrier), to avoid the possibility of gene or chromosomal abnormalities passed on to offspring.
Knowing whether or not there is a genetic disorder that can cause disease later in life.
Knowing the relationship between children and parents. Both parents and children will have blood, saliva, or tissue samples taken, then DNA matching will be performed.

DNA test samples can be taken from peripheral blood or saliva, or in some cases, it can also be taken from body tissues (for example on forensic purposes). Depending on the practitioner who is going to do a DNA test, your baby may have a blood sample, a saliva sample (usually taken from the cheek mucosa), or both. Please note that DNA samples from saliva certainly not as much as DNA samples from blood. So if the practitioner who is going to do the test suggests taking a blood sample, then you should follow the advice. This is to avoid inaccurate results.


You don't need to worry, because there aren't too many blood samples. Blood samples will be taken by experts, so that there is little possibility of severe complications. Blood collection only lasts a short time, so the baby will not suffer too much. You can imagine, the taste will be similar to when the baby is immunized. You can also compress needle marks to reduce pain.


Hopefully this answer can help you. Regards.

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