My daughter recently tested positive for one copy of the A1298C mutation. She has also been diagnosed PDD NOS. Should we consult with a genetics counselor or specialist? My daughter is adopted and her birth parents both have mental health conditions as well as a variety of other health issues.
A consultation with a medical geneticist may be helpful regarding the history of mental health conditions and PDD NOS. Mental health issues are multifactorial conditions which involve both genetic and non-genetic factors. Some types of mental health conditions are more likely to have a stronger hereditary component than others. A medical geneticist can be found at the American College of Medical Genetics website.
A medical geneticist can also explain MTHFR and the A1298C variant. In general, if isolated, having one copy of the A1289C variant is not thought to be clinically significant. However, a medical geneticist can review your daughter's personal history, known family history, and any other test results to provide a more accurate risk assessment.
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