Genetic Compatibility Test
Detects whether the prospective parents are carriers of a genetic disease
The genetic compatibility test detects thousands of mutations related to more than 300 serious genetic diseases. Thanks to this test, the prospective parents know whether they are carriers of any of them and avoid the transmission of a disease to future children. The test, which is carried out before starting the assisted reproduction treatment, detects more than 300 hereditary genetic diseases and identifies up to 2,600 genetic mutations. Only a blood or saliva test is needed.
Up to 80% of the patients who undergo this genetic analysis in Eugin, are carriers of a hereditary genetic disease without knowing it. This means that, although they carry the disease, they won’t develop it. When both partners are carriers of the same disease, there is a 25% chance that their child will develop it. This analysis makes it possible to identify genetic diseases with poor prognosis in children, such as cystic fibrosis, fragile X syndrome or spinal muscular atrophy, among others.
Who is it for?
All patients who undergo an Assisted Reproduction treatment.
What happens with the information obtained?
The doctor communicates the result of the test between three and four weeks later. In the event that there is a risk of transmitting genetic diseases to future children, the doctor will provide advice about the best assisted reproduction technique in each case.