The Pre-Conception/Pre-Natal Recessive Mutated Gene Test is quickly becoming a standard-of-care to prevent the birth of children with certain incurable diseases. If BOTH parents are carriers of the same mutated gene, the child will have a 25% risk of developing that genetic disorder.
Most laboratories only test for approximately 400 mutations. Our testing laboratory tests for over 3,000 mutations using the most sophisticated technology available to identify 62 variations of 24 incurable diseases . The ratio of mutations tested to diseases identified is an integral part of why our test is so very accurate. The more accurate the results, the less likelihood of giving birth to a child with a genetic disorder. Nearly all PPO insurances will pay for this test.
What is the Carrier Screening test?
Carrier Screening is a simple mouthwash rinse non-invasive genetic mutation test that can identify carriers for multiple prevalent and devastating hereditary diseases that can be passed down unknowingly to children. This includes diseases such as: Cystic Fibrosis-Sickle Cell Anemia-Fanconi Anemia -Bloom Syndrome-Spinal Muscular Atrophy-Gaucher Disease - Familial Dysautonomia-Tay-Sachs and many others...
Why is Carrier Screening important?
About 80% of all recessive diseases occur in families with no known family history of a disease and therefore have no indicator that they are carrying a disease causing mutation. In populations where carrier testing is prevalent, incidence of disease had dropped by as much as 90%.
Who may be a Carrier of a Hereditary Disease?
Anyone can be a carrier. Studies have shown that the likelihood of being a carrier for an inherited genetic disease can be as high as 1 in 4 for certain populations.
Who is Eligible for Carrier Screening?
Carrier Screening for inherited genetic condition is recommended by American College of OB/GYN and American College of Medical Genetics for ALL patients of reproductive age.
Does Insurance Cover Carrier Screening?
Most PPO insurances cover Carrier Testing for All people of reproductive ages 18 to 45 since it is much more cost effective to prevent these diseases than the lifetime treatment of someone born with an incurable disease.
What is the turn-around time and how are results Reported?
The results are placed in the doctor’s portal, usually in less than 30 days. The doctor also has the option to have the report faxed.