About 1 from 100 newborns has a genetic disease. They are illnesses with a big impact in quality of life and survival life.
Most of people, everyone one in fact, are genetic diseases carriers although in most of them are HEALTHY carriers with NO SYMPTOMS, WITH NO ILLNESS, carriers who don’t know that they are actually. The problem becomes real when the 2 members of the couples carry the same genetic disease, because the future baby has a 25% chances of developing it.
Fortunately, we apply an exhaustive DETECTION TEST OF GENETIC DISEASES (Qcarrier) to the future parents to detect more than 200 genes cystic fibrosis, fragile X syndrome, muscular dystrophy, thalassemia, etc.
Depending on the result, the future parents can face the process of having a child in a more objective way. Knowing the risk of transmission of these 200 genetic diseases allows both, medical specialists and future parents, to decide the best reproductive option.
When both, man and woman, the future parents, are carriers, the different options are:
- Pregnancy ( either natural or by assisted reproduction techniques) and Prenatal diagnosis ( amniocentesis, chorion biopsy, etc) for first weeks of pregnancy.
- In Vitro Fertilization + Preimplantation genetic diagnosis. Only the healthy embryos (free from the genetic disease) are transferred into the uterus.
- Assisted reproductive techniques with eggs or sperm from a DONOR who is not a carrier of this genetic disease.