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What Types Of Genetic Testing/disorders Did You Look In To?

What Types Of Genetic Testing/disorders Did You Look In To?

For those of you who have had genetic testing done. What tests were preformed and what disorders were focus of the rule in or out? I am curious because I think my new foster son may be misdiagnosed (or can be more specifically diagnosed)….

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My son was sent for Fragile X testing. It's a genetic condition affecting the X chromosome. It's also the leading known genetic cause of autism. It is a spectrum diagnosis, it affects a wide variety of people at different stages of life. A simple blood test can confirm or rule out a diagnosis. I'd be happy to go into more detail about this if you're interested.

posted over 7 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

we had the microarray done. It checks all the chromosomes for deletions and duplications. My older daughter has a deletion that caused her developmental delays and my younger daughter has the same deletion, as well as a duplication.

posted over 7 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

The other most common test done is a chromosomal microarray test looking for abnormalities at the chromosome level (duplication, missing, etc.). There are about a dozen other genetic conditions that have high comorbidity with ASD and the tests for these are separate.

posted over 7 years ago
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