Bifid nose

Diagnosis and Testing

How do I know if I have autosomal recessive bifid nose?

A bifid nose is usually found after a doctor examines a person's nose carefully. The nose change may be very mild and not picked up until adulthood or severe and obvious at birth. If more than one family member has a bifid nose or the bifid nose appears with other health problems and/or birth defects, genetic testing may be done to identify what gene change is causing the bifid nose. Although the genetic cause for all forms of bifid nose is not known, there are some genetic tests available for the known genetic causes of bifid nose. Speaking with a genetics professional can help to determine which tests might be relevant in your family.

A medical geneticist can be found by asking your doctor for a referral or looking on the American College of Medical Geneticists website . Genetic counselors in the United States can be found on the National Society of Genetic Counselors website. Genetic counselors in Canada can be found at the Canadian Association of Genetic Counselors website.


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