The field of genetics having made tremendous advances, it is now possible for expecting parents to rule out any genetic disorders in their baby before it is born. Maternal blood testing, ultrasound and some other tests have the potential of finding out about possible genetic defects in the fetus and thus take adequate steps to address it. Genetic conditions such as Down’s syndrome, Patau's syndrome, Open neural tube defects, Edward's syndrome and many others can now be successfully diagnosed through genetic testing now.
HOW IS GENETIC DISORDERS DURING PREGNANCY DIAGNOSED?
Genetic Disorders during pregnancy can be diagnosed through: • Prenatal USG • Blood tests • Amniocentesis • Infections in mother
HOW IS GENETIC DISORDERS DURING PREGNANCY TREATED?
Genetic screening can help when it is conducted in the early stages of pregnancy or even in the period when couples are trying to conceive. These pre-natal tests take place at the doctor’s office in the form of a blood test. It basically looks for the carrier gene by taking the sample and medical history of the parents into account.
DID YOU KNOW?
The entire screening process can be carried out with a single blood test!