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Implications for family members

Being a carrier of fragile X syndrome has implications for the other members of your family, including existing children, with respect to their risks of being carriers of fragile X syndrome, or of being affected.

Your blood relatives may wish to consider having genetic testing to find out if they are also a carrier of fragile X syndrome.

A genetic counsellor can discuss these implications with you and can also help you to talk about your results to your family members.