Other Names for this Disease
- Albright syndrome
- Albright's disease
Your QuestionIs McCune-Albright syndrome picked up by amniocentesis? I had an amniocentesis with my daughter and nobody told me she had it.
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An amniocentesis is a test during pregnancy that removes a small amount of fluid from the sac around the baby (called the amniotic sac) to look for birth defects and chromosome problems. This test usually looks for chromosome problems in the baby including Down syndrome, Trisomy 13, and Trisomy 18. This test also looks for neural tube defects in the fetus such as spina bifida.
An amniocentesis can only be used to diagnose other genetic conditions during pregnancy if a fetus is suspected to have a particular genetic condition, usually based on abnormal ultrasound or family history. Because McCune-Albright syndrome occurs in people without a family history of the condition, an amniocentesis will not detect it. We recommend that you speak with a genetics professional for additional information about testing for this condition.GeneTests lists the names of laboratories that are performing genetic testing for McCune-Albright syndrome. To view the contact information for the clinical laboratories, conducting testing click here. Please note: Most of the laboratories listed through GeneTests do not accept direct contact from patients and their families; therefore, if you are interested in learning more, you will need to work with a health care provider or a genetics professional.
The following online resources can help you find a genetics professional in your community:
- The National Society of Genetic Counselors provides a searchable directory of US and international genetic counseling services.
- The American College of Medical Genetics has a searchable database of US genetics clinics.
- The University of Kansas Medical Center provides a list of US and international genetic centers, clinics, and departments.
- The American Society of Human Genetics maintains a database of its members, which includes individuals who live outside of the United States. Visit the link to obtain a list of the geneticists in your country, some of whom may be researchers that do not provide medical care.
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