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Is it true that its required for babies to get genetics testing done after there born?

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:52 PM on Dec. 6, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • I have never heard of that before.

    Answer by Snewo at 4:53 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • No, I don't think it is. Mine never had it done.

    Answer by KermitTheYoda at 4:53 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • Not that I know of. Never hear that. Whyy do you ask?

    Answer by Steph319 at 4:54 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • no it's a choice... only if you want to.

    Answer by Lynnsae at 4:54 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • not unless the father is questioning paternity. then it's still up to him to get all of that stuff in order and i believe they would need your permission, unless its for a child support order.

    Answer by tnm786 at 4:55 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • Nope

    Answer by Misteh at 4:55 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • Some doctors reccomend the genetics be tested if you or the father of the baby has an abnormality that could have passed on to the child.

    Answer by chanelsparkels at 4:55 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • really cause they told me to bring my daughter back b4 10 was up and get it done. cud my husband gone behind my back to ask for it to be done?

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 4:56 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • or maybe you are talking about genetic diseases? I think most states require testing for some diseases, the "PKU" it is called in CT. It's to determine if the child has a disease that can be treated early, so severe consequences don't occur.....

    Answer by kjrn79 at 4:56 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • Only if there is a need for it, such as visible defects or if the parents are both carriers for something like CF or Tays Sachs.

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 4:57 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

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