Life Carrier Screen
Understanding what’s in your genes can help you make more informed choices for a healthy pregnancy and happy baby.
While most babies are born healthy, with every pregnancy there is a small chance of having a baby with a health condition. Life Comprehensive Carrier Screen genetic tests cut through the uncertainty.
The Life Comprehensive Carrier Screen is appropriate for those of all ethnicities who want an expanded assessment of their risk of having an affected child.
This panel includes:
- all disorders recommended by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG)
- an extended list of disorders recommended by national Jewish societies
- disorders that may have a severe presentation
- a selection of disorders found on the newborn screen
- several X-linked disorders, including fragile X syndrome
Life Carrier Screen test is performed starting from a buccal swab, from which DNA is extracted. Our expert laboratory technicians analyze 302 genes from both parents that are responsible for more than 280 conditions, using the advanced NGS (Next Generation Sequencing) technology.
Recommended for individuals that are planning family and want everything to go right!
It detects 280+ conditions to give more comprehensive insight into possibility to pass the mutations from your genes to your baby thus influencing to it’s health.
It utilizes a groundbreaking sequencing technology (NSG), coupled with a leading bioinformatic analysis.
Sensitivity and specificity >99%.
A simple cheek swab is designed for gentle and simple non-invasive sample collection.
The test can be performed just on the mother however we strongly advise both partners to perform the test so the correct chance of affecting the baby health can be calculated.
PRICE – 500 EUR
Kit, shipping and consultation after receiving of the results are included in the price.
Life Carrier Screen test
The Life Carrier Screen is appropriate for those of all ethnicities who want an expanded assessment of their risk of having an affected child.
Wondering which diseases are covered? Please see the Disorders Tested table for a complete list of disorders tested. Carrier frequency, detection rates and residual risks are also available on the link below.
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Keeping your baby healthy is in your genes
In relationships, it’s great to have things in common. But when it comes to your genes, sometimes differences are a good thing.
Most of us are “carriers” of hidden DNA changes that don’t affect our own health. But if you and your partner are both carriers of the same condition, your future child could be at risk.