Fragile X screening

For pregnancy planning mothers or prenatal patients new guidelines on screening for fragile X disorders have been issued. Although it is only seen in about 1/4000 women, it is something that can be diagnosed in families, and then treatment alternatives can be evaluated.  If you have family history of various disorders including autism or premature ovarian insufficiency you are a candidate for genetic counseling and fragile X permutation carrier screening. It is important for women to know their family history of medical disorders so that you can evaluated trends that may signal hereditary problems. Call for appointment.

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