Should I be concerned about these disorders?
According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO)1, the global prevalence of these illnesses is 10 in 1000 newborn infants. There are estimates that, taken together, indicate that these illnesses represent 20% of the causes of infant mortality in developed countries and that they are the reason for 18% of the interventions in paediatric hospitals2
(1) According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO) http://www.who.int/genomics/public/geneticdiseases/en/index2.html
(2) Kingsmore S. PLOS Currents Evidence on Genomic Tests. 2012 May 2. Edition 1. doi: 10.1371/4f9877ab8ffa9.
Is CGT for you?
CGT is recommended if:
- You want to know the risk of transmitting possible disorders to your future children, regardless of your reproductive plans
- You’re going to start assisted reproduction treatment
- You’re staring a treatment involving a sperm or egg donor
CGT Options Available
Igenomix is able to offer three types of carrier genetic test, depending on your unique circumstances. These tests can be performed as couples’ tests, with both you and your partner undergoing CGT at the same time. We will then produce a combined report with clear genetic guidance.
Recommended in cases where the person has a family history and believes they carry a mutation in a specific gene. CGT One uses NGS to sequence the entire gene or a panel of genes linked to the disease in order to locate the existing mutations.
Uses NGS to analyse 3,500 pathogenic mutations across 250 genes associated with the most prevalent diseases.
Uses NGS to analyse 6,600 pathogenic mutations across 547 genes linked to more than 600 genetic disorders. It is the most complete panel currently available