What To Think About
- A positive Tay-Sachs test may need to be confirmed with other genetic tests. For more information, see the topic Reference Genetic Test.
- People who have a high chance of being a Reference carrier Opens New Window of Tay-Sachs may want to have a blood test to see whether they are carriers before they have children. People of Ashkenazi Jewish, French-Canadian, or Cajun descent who have a family history of Tay-Sachs disease or who live in a community or population with a high amount of Tay-Sachs disease may want to be tested. Reference Genetic counseling Opens New Window is available for people who have the disease or are carriers.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference September 6, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Siobhan M. Dolan, MD, MPH - Reproductive Genetics