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Old 01-03-2013, 09:19 AM   #4
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My son is currently undergoing genetic testing. The first test they did was the microarray and like the PPs said, it took about 3-4 weeks for results. Then, they decided to look further and they ordered a more specific genetic test and that one we are still waiting on - they said it would take 9-12 weeks.

As far as the actual genetics appointment goes, it is sort of like a physical, but more indepth. They really go over the child and their history with a fine-tooth comb. With my son, they saw things I never considered, like the soles of his feet rounded slightly outwards instead of inwards and his nose has a small cleft in it (which I thought was just a cute little trait he had and never considered as a "genetic marker"). The first appointment easily took about 2-3 hours.

Good luck! Genetics testing is a long process but it can provide a lot more answers.
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