Carrier Genetic Test (CGT)

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CGT

Carrier Genetic Test helps to determine the risk of having a child with a genetic disease.

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82% of individuals are carriers of at least one condition

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Every person has an average of 2 genetic mutations

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5% of couples carry the same mutation

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Inherited disorders represent 20% of the causes of infant mortality in developed countries

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Overview

  • The Carrier Genetic Test (CGT) is an important genetic test when planning a family.
  • It helps to determine the risk of having a child with a genetic disease.
  • This test tells us whether the parents carry one or more recessive genetic mutations.
  • Carriers are usually healthy but when two parents carry a mutation in the same gene they might produce an affected child.
 
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Who should use CGT testing?

The test is recomended in the following cases:

  • Before attempting a pregnancy by natural means
  • Before an assisted reproduction treatment
  • Before treatment with donor sperm or eggs
Benefits

Benefits

If both members of the couple obtain a positive result in the Carrier Genetic Test with a mutation in the same gene, they have some options to have a healthy child:

  • Preimplantation genetic diagnose (PGD)
  • Prenatal testing
  • Egg or sperm donation
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