Family Preparation
As you plan your pregnancy, there are many factors to consider, including genetic testing. One out of 100 babies is born with an inherited genetic disorder.¹ Genetic disorders can vary from mild to severe. With the rapid advances in genetic technology, genetic testing has become a significant component to discuss when planning your pregnancy. InheriGen screening can be an important step in building your family, and can provide you with valuable information and peace of mind as you plan for your future.

What It Means To Be A Carrier
Know Your Options
Carriers of a genetic disorder are typically healthy individuals who show no sign of disease, yet possess a change in their genetic information. InheriGen is a test to identify carriers for more than 180 childhood-onset genetic disorders that are prevalent in many ethnicities. Normal results reduce but do not eliminate your risk to be a carrier. Parents can pass these disorders on in one of two ways:

  • Autosomal recessive disorders: For most conditions tested by InheriGen, if both parents are carriers, there is a 25% chance of having a child with the disease.
  • X-linked disorders: For a handful of conditions tested by InheriGen, if the woman is a carrier, there is up to a 50% chance of having a child with the disease.

 

Carrier Screening Is structured in tiers to meet the needs of the provider:
Panel Number of Disorders Further Information
InheriGen Plus (Includes Cystic fibrosis (Expanded & Basic), Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), Fragile X 183 Test Info Sheet
LOMN
Disease List
InheriGen 180 Test Info Sheet
LOMN
InheriGenTx 75 Test Info Sheet
LOMN
Disease List
Expanded AJ Panel 47 Test Info Sheet
LOMN
Disease List
Cystic Fibrosis (Expanded & Basic), Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), Fragile X 3 Test Info Sheet
LOMN
Individualized Care
InheriGen provides you with answers to prepare for your family’s future. Your results could empower you to make decisions that are most appropriate for you and your family.
InheriGen:
• Assists in your preconception planning
• Provides you with information to help optimize pregnancy outcomes
• Identifies babies at risk, and provides necessary preparation for delivery management and the ability to optimize postnatal care of the newborn
After completion of your InheriGen testing, genetic counselors are available to:
Further explain your genetic risks
Help explain what your test results may mean for you and your family
Provide individualized follow-up recommendations based on a specific condition

Take Charge and Know Your Options
If you are interested in InheriGen testing, you can:
• Discuss genetic testing options with your healthcare provider or genetic counselor
• Watch the InheriGen pre-test video found at: www.genpath.com/InheriGenPatientVideo
• Visit our website for technical information: www.genpath.com

Where to Find Additional Information and Resources
• American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics: www.acmg.net
• The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: www.acog.org
• Genes in Life: www.genesinlife.org
• March of Dimes: www.marchofdimes.org