Results for: prenatal-testing

Can a prenatal test detect neurofibromatosis?

Clinical genetic testing can confirm the presence of a mutation in the neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) gene. Prenatal testing for NF1 mutations is also possible using amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling procedures. Genetic testing for neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) mutations… Full Answer

Non invasive paternity test?

Non invasive prenatal paternity testing can be done by collecting a blood sample from the mother. Fetal DNA makes its way into the maternal blood stream through the placental wall which envelopes the unborn baby. A particular vein has been… Full Answer

What is prenatal testing?

Prenatal testing may involve a series of tests. Some of which are: 1) Sonogram/Ultrasound, which denotes the baby's heart rate, weight, length, gestational age, and sex; 2) Genetic Testing, which can indicate any genetic type abnormalities; 3) Amniocentesis, a procedure… Full Answer