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What are some conditions that warrant prenatal diagnosis?

Summary Introduction

To describe: The conditions that warrant a prenatal diagnosis.

Introduction: Genetic diseases are much more severe diseases nowadays. However, these diseases are hard to cure but can be controlled. Genetic disorders can be diagnosed with the help of prenatal diagnosis. The embryonic samples are used to diagnose the disorder.

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The reasons that allow an individual to go for prenatal diagnosis are:

  • Age:

    The age of the mother should not exceed 35. Above this age, the chromosomal separations are quite difficult that can cause genetic alterations...

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