How are genetic diseases detected in a fetus?

By Zaira Salvador BSc, MSc.
Last Update: 11/12/2018

Women who are already pregnant and are at risk of transmitting a genetic disease to offspring, can find out whether the fetus has inherited it or not with an amnio test or chorion biopsy.

Once the result is ready, if it confirms that the fetus has a genetic disease, the woman or couple will have to decide whether they wish to continue with the pregnancy ir terminate it.

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BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). Embryologist specializing in Assisted Procreation, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI).
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Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). Embryologist specializing in Assisted Procreation, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). License: 3185-CV.
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