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genetic screening during pregnancy

Postby LT123 » Mon, 20 Oct 2008 3:48 pm

I'm from the US, where genetic screening for Tay Sachs is routinely suggested for Jewish people, and cystic fibrosis genetic screening is routinely suggested for Caucasians. I am Jewish/Caucasian and looking for a place to have this screening done in Singapore. (The lab at the medical center I go to for prenatal care does not perform these tests). Does anyone know where to go?

Thanks very much.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 20 Oct 2008 9:32 pm

I really don't have a clue on this one.....

But I suspect they don't. Otherwise, if they did the fertility rate here would be even lower than the 1.3 it is now as they would have to put down all those with the genetic trait that makes it impossible for 75% of them to learn common courtesy here. :P

Serious though, I would assume that NUH, SGH, KK or Thompson Medical may well do them but you would have to call to find out.

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