Prenatal testing and diagnosis

Prenatal tests can be carried out during pregnancy to try to find out whether the developing baby is affected by Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).1,2

This information may be useful for two reasons:

  • If the developing baby has DMD, you can decide whether or not to continue the pregnancy1
  • Early diagnosis and management of DMD has been shown to improve outcomes and can also provide families with earlier access to care and support2

Who is eligible?

If you have a child or relative with DMD, you may be eligible for prenatal diagnoses in future pregnancies.1

Once you have the results, you can talk about what they mean for your family with a genetic counsellor.2

To find out more about prenatal testing and whether or not you are eligible, speak to your doctor.

Speak to your doctor to find out whether you are eligible for prenatal testing for DMD

1. Bianco B, et al. Einstein (Sao Paulo). 2017;15:489–491.
2. Birnkrant DJ, et al. Lancet Neurol. 2018;17:251–267 [Part 1].

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