OBYGYN considerations

Women’s Health – Obstetricians and Gynecologists facts

Pharmacogenetic (PGx) testing is becoming integrated into routine clinical procedures for Obstetricians and Gynecologists patients, consideration of these tests should start at the first confirmation of pregnancy. 

Whether you want to be tested is a personal choice, but do not take medicine as it is metabolized differently in each individual person. Some couples would rather not know if they are at risk or whether their child will have a disorder, but others want to know in advance. Knowing beforehand gives you time to prepare for having a child with a particular disorder and to organize the medical care that your child may need. You also may have the option of not continuing the pregnancy.


 

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Copyright April 2014 by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

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