(Closed) Did your insurance cover gentic testing?

posted 5 years ago in Jewish
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

A lot of the time they have free clinics – ask your local Jewish Community Center or Family Organization or even synagogue and they will guide you to the right place.  I had  my Fiance do it – and if he’s a carrier, then I will go.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

However, this was pre-marriage not during any pregnancy!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Genetic testing usually refers to testing of you and your husband separately, to determine whether either/both of you has or is a carrier for any genetic diseases.  It wouldn’t give you a look at the baby.  And even if you are referring to testing the baby, many of the tests (alpha-fetoprotein testing or amniocentesis) don’t involve looking at the baby, but testing cells from the baby.  While an ultrasound would typically be done in the course of amniocentesis, in order to guide the needle, amniocentesis also carries the risk of causing a miscarriage, so it’s not a good idea to do it purely in order to get another ultrasound.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Generally, Jewish genetic testing is done on the adults prior to getting pregnant. That is what I thought you were referring to here. In that case, no insurance won’t cover it but it is worth the money to know if you are a Tay Sacs carrier or not as well as the 18 other genetic diseases common in Ashkenazi Jews.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m confused. Trisomy has nothing to do with autism. You can’t tell whether or not your baby has autism before he or she is born–there’s no test for that. Trisomy is genetic testing for chromosomal abnormalities.

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