2. If I have CAH, or my child does, should my family members be tested?
You should talk to your doctor or a genetic counselor about this. Since CAH is caused by an autosomal recessive genetic mutation, both parents must have an altered gene in order for a child to have the condition. If both parents are carriers then each child has a 25% chance of having the condition.
3. Can pregnenolone be tested at my doctor's office?
No, this testing requires specialized equipment and is not offered by every laboratory. It may be necessary to send your blood sample to a reference laboratory and it may be several days to weeks for results to be available.
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