Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VI

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I am currently pregnant; can I find out if my child has Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VI before they are born?

If you are currently pregnant and are concerned that your new baby could have Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VI, there are certain procedures a person can have during or before their pregnancy to find out if their baby has Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VI before they are actually born. Some of these include vitro fertilization (IVF) with preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), chorionic villus sampling (CVS), or an amniocentesis. In general, genetic testing is only available during a pregnancy when the genetic changes have already been found in the family. A medical geneticist or a genetic counselor can help talk to you about these options and what information may be needed before you can have a procedure like one of these.

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