Genetic Carrier Screening
Repromed currently utilises the genetic carrier screening test provided by Victorian Clinical Genetics Services (VCGS) in Australia is a simple saliva test which can establish whether you or your partner are carriers of one of three common inherited genetic conditions:
- Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
- Fragile X Syndrome (FXS)
- Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
Of the three disorders, Cystic Fibrosis is the most common with 1 in 25 people being carriers. Without screening most people are unaware they carry the changed gene as often there is no family history of these disorders. Carrier screening before or during the early stages of pregnancy can help to determine your risks of having a child with a genetic condition.
Repromed arrange for the testing in NZ and send to VCGS for screening. The test is called Prepair, click here to view the costs (under ‘Genetic screening’).
For more information about these genetic conditions and the Prepair testing process, click here.