Before Having A Baby
Pre-conception genetic testing can reduce the risk of having a child with a serious genetic condition.
Carrier testing for recessive conditions is used to identify people who carry one copy of a gene change that, when present in both copies of the gene, causes a genetic disorder. This type of testing is offered to individuals who may have a family history of a recessive genetic disorder. It is also available to people in certain ethnic groups known to have an increased risk of specific genetic conditions. f both parents are tested, the test can provide important information about a couple's risk of having a child with a genetic condition.
Karyoptye analysis is the study of chromosomes, the tiny structures found in each cell on which the genes are located. A karyotype examines the chromosomes to check if there are any changes in total numbers or structure. Karyotype testing for both partners having difficulty conceiving can provide useful information in determining the cause of infertility, and help towards appropriate treatment planning to increase your chance of having a healthy baby.