There may be reasons you would
choose not to have the carrier tests.
You are already pregnant and the results will
not affect your decision to continue your pregnancy.
are expensive. You may decide not to have the tests if your insurance does not
pay for them.
The tests are not 100% accurate. There is a small
chance that you are a carrier even if the results are normal (false-negative).
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March 12, 2014
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