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How can genetic diseases be diagnosted in a fetus?

By Zaira Salvador.
Last Update: 08/09/2018

Women who are already pregnant and at risk of transmitting a genetic disease can only know for sure if the baby they are expecting is sick by doing an amniocentesis or chorionic biopsy.

Once the result is obtained, if it is confirmed that the fetus is affected by the disease, the woman or couple will have to decide whether to continue with or terminate the pregnancy.

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 Zaira Salvador
Zaira Salvador
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)
License: 3185-CV
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI) License: 3185-CV.
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