Screening tests

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Registered: 11-07-2011
Screening tests
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Mon, 11-07-2011 - 7:06am

Hi all, I am jewish, but my husband was adopted. I am trying to figure out if it makes sense for us to get tested for the tay-sachs like diseases.What do you all think about something like this? http://tinyurl.com/3tetkvy. Would appreciate any help. Thanks.

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Mon, 11-07-2011 - 1:04pm
Hi Jessica, welcome to the board! I think it's probably a good idea to get tested. Not only will it give you some peace of mind, it will let you know if you are a carrier or not. According to this article if you are, your children would also be a carrier for it.

http://www.ivillage.com/tay-sachs-disease-0/4-o-92381

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Registered: 10-18-2011
Mon, 11-07-2011 - 6:43pm
I think you should definitely get tested for be just to be on the safe side. From what I have heard about children with it its a horrible thing to endure and if it is in any way avoidable I believe I would. Hope it all works out for you!
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Registered: 08-27-2011
Tue, 11-08-2011 - 9:52pm

I would do it.