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Maternal Blood Fragile X Carrier Screening Test(MFX)Back

Feature of MFX

  • To test whether the fetus has a hereditary genetic disease, and cause different symptoms, including autism, etc.
  • To check whether the mother is carrying fragile X gene or not.
  • According to the research, if the mother is a fragile X gene carrier, the baby boy has a greater chance of becoming a patient with Fragile X syndrome. Therefore, this Fragile X Syndrome Screening Test includes a Maternal Blood Y-chromosome Test to detect whether it is a male fetus, so that parents can take action as soon as possible.

 

 

Attention:

Clients, who are an organ transplant recipient, are not qualified to take the test. (DiagCor will NOT accept the case)

 

This test does not has online purchase service. Please contact obstetrician if you want to make an appointment.

 

 
 
 
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Feature of MFX

  • To test whether the fetus has a hereditary genetic disease, and cause different symptoms, including autism, etc.
  • To check whether the mother is carrying fragile X gene or not.
  • According to the research, if the mother is a fragile X gene carrier, the baby boy has a greater chance of becoming a patient with Fragile X syndrome. Therefore, this Fragile X Syndrome Screening Test includes a Maternal Blood Y-chromosome Test to detect whether it is a male fetus, so that parents can take action as soon as possible.

 

 

Attention:

Clients, who are an organ transplant recipient, are not qualified to take the test. (DiagCor will NOT accept the case)

 

This test does not has online purchase service. Please contact obstetrician if you want to make an appointment.

 



Maternal Blood Fragile X Carrier Screening Test(MFX) Service Procedure Q&A

The principle of Maternal Blood Fragile X Carrier Screening Test(MFX)

Both Maternal Blood Fragile X Carrier Screening Test& Maternal Blood Y-DNA Test are included in the package. By using Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), this screening test examines the expansions of CGG tri-nucleotide repeats in Fragile Mental Retardation-1 (FMR1) gene on X-chromosome. Maternal Blood Y-DNA test is included in this test in order to provide more information about the state of fragile X syndrome.

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Service Procedure

PART 1 : Contact an obstetrician or a medical center if you want to make an appointment

PART 2 : Go to the Clinic to Claim Certain Test Services

PART 3 : Receive Report

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Q&A

QWho needs fragile X syndrome testing?

  1. If the family has a history of suspected Parkinson's disease
  2. If there's family history of autism
  3. If the family has a history of intellectual development problems or slow growth
  4. If the family has history of fragile X syndrome
  5. If the family has a history of ovarian failure or early menopause
  6. If you are concerned about the possibility of your children inheriting fragile X syndrome (being a mother / prospective mother)

 

** In addition to the prospective mothers who want to take the fragile X carrier test to protect the health of their next generation, it can also be suitable for all pregnant women, as part of the prenatal check.

QWhat are the common features of Fragile X syndrome?

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QI have no obvious symptoms, why do I need to be tested for Fragile X carrier (MFX)?

  1. Even if women show no symptoms, they may still be carriers, and there's a 50% chance that the mutated gene will be passed to the next generation, inhibiting mental development of their children.
  2. If you give birth to a girl, she has 50% chance to become a fragile X syndrome carrier. If you give birth to a boy, he has 50% chance of being a fragile X syndrome patient.

 

The abovementioned claims can be explained in the following diagram (in Chinese only):

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QWhen is the suitable time for expected mother to do Fragile X Carrier Screening (MFX)?

7 weeks pregnant or above (subject to ultrasound examination)

QAny precautions or preparations needed before doing the Fragile X Carrier Screening (MFX) test?

No special precautions or preparations are needed. Fasting is not required as well.

QHow much blood is needed for the Fragile X Carrier Screening (MFX)?

12ml blood of the expected mother

QWhen will clients have the report for Fragile X Carrier Screening (MFX) after DiagCor received the samples?

In about 1 working day after DiagCor received all the samples

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