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#26646 - 07/21/10 01:23 PM Genetic Screening?
Mary Kate Offline
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Registered: 07/17/09
Posts: 3
Loc: Saratoga Springs, NY
Hello all,

My husband has Lamellar Ichthyosis. We are looking to start a family soon, and while I would love a child endlessly who had ichthyosis, I wanted to know if there was a test that could be taken to determine if I am a carrier of it? (If I am understanding it right, both parents would need to be affected in order to pass it on)
Husband - Lamellar Ichthyosis

#26654 - 07/21/10 11:33 PM Re: Genetic Screening? [Re: Mary Kate]
KimNL Offline

Registered: 07/31/08
Posts: 146
Loc: Holyrood, NL, Canada
They can do a cheek swab or a blood test. Our tests were sent to GeneDx in Maryland. Best to see a Geneticist.

Mom to Casey born Feb 17/08(?LI/CIE), Sara born Feb 18/06, and Kaitlyn born July 2/03
Casey has been tested positive for a genetic mutation in the ICHTHYIN gene (which is indicative of either LI or CIE)


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