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Can babies in the womb be tested for androgen insensitivity syndrome?

It's possible for baby to be tested for androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS) while still in the womb. Samples of cells from the placenta may be analyzed after the 11th week of pregnancy, which may help doctors diagnose AIS. After the 15th week, amniocentesis can test for the condition. This procedure involves analyzing a sample of the fluid in the womb. However, both of these procedures are not done very commonly because the condition is relatively rare. If you know you're a carrier of the AIS mutation, or if AIS runs in your family, you can talk to your doctor about getting testing done before your baby is born.

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