Ashkenazi Jewish Genetic Diseases: 19 Disease Panel

Ashkenazi Jewish Genetic Diseases: 38 Disease Panel

Sephardic/Mizrahi Jewish Genetic Diseases

Pseudocholinesterase Deficiency

People with this condition are unable to metabolize certain anesthetic drugs. These drugs stays active in the system much longer than in an unaffected individual. Patients may experience a temporary paralysis of the respiratory muscles and require a period of mechanically-assisted breathing. Individuals of Persian and Iraqi Jewish heritage may consider a blood test to determine if they are affected by this condition in order to avoid trigger anesthetics.

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