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Men getting tested for birth defects
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Men getting tested for birth defects

How do men get tested for birth defects that run in their family?  Can a blood test show this?  Where can he go for testing?
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There are many different types of birth defects, some of which have a stronger genetic components than others. A genetic counselor is a health professional who can review an individual's or couple's personal and family histories in order to assess the risk to pass on genetic conditions or birth defects. You can find a genetic counselor in your area at the National Society of Genetic Counselors website or through companies like mine, AccessDNA.
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