Carrier screening for inherited genetic conditions is an important part of preconception and prenatal care. Historically, genetic carrier screening only covered single genes for specific ethnicities. According to the Census Bureau, by the year 2043 the majority of the U.S. population will be so ethnically diverse that no single group will make up a majority. InheriGen performs carrier testing for multiple conditions at once, at significantly lower cost than running each of these tests separately.
The InheriGen Panel is comprised of over 180 inherited diseases and more than 720 mutations tested from a single blood or oral rinse sample. These autosomal recessive and X-linked disorders are associated with childhood onset conditions, many of which are either lethal or have severe symptoms.
InheriGenTx is a comprehensive multi-gene panel designed to screen for mutations that could result in 75 hereditary diseases that can be life-altering, but for which effective treatment/management options are available. The results of InheriGenTx testing empower healthcare providers to recommend treatments that can significantly improve quality of life, reduce severity of symptoms and increase lifespan of patients. Treatment or management options for these disorders include dietary modification, medical intervention and/or transfusion or transplantation.
• Are of reproductive age
• Want the most information about their risks and options prior to and/or during pregnancy
• Belong to a high risk ethnic group
• Are unsure of their ethnicity or biological background (Adoption)
• Are consanguineous partners
• Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)
• Prenatal diagnosis via chorionic villus sampling (CVS) or amniocentesis
• Option of egg/ sperm donation
• Option of adoption.
We Offer Genetic Counseling Support
E In the many stages of executing a prenatal testing program, genetic counseling plays a significant role in its success. The demand for genetic counseling and the need for support in understanding the risk for genetic disorders will continue to increase as more genetic tests become available. The ingenuity behind GenPath’s Genetic Counseling program is designed to position our clients as leaders in providing patients with positive outcomes.
Every patient that receives Inherigen screening from GenPath has the option of scheduling an in-depth counseling session with one of our 100+ genetic counselors who will:
• Further explain the patient’s genetic risks
• Help clarify what test results may mean for the patient and their family
• Extend guidance for treatment decisions
• Provide individualized follow-up recommendations based on a specific condition
• Assist in managing emotional issues that may shadow genomic information
• Provide resources that are pertinent to each patient’s situation
o Literature about a diagnosis
o Support group information
o Contacts for other resources or healthcare providers that may be beneficial to the patient
InheriGen is Offered at an Affordable Price
For less than the price of one traditional genetic test, InheriGen provides a more comprehensive genetic screen.
Partner Screening is Available and Recommended
Carrier Screening is recommended for the reproductive partner of an individual who is determined to be a carrier for an autosomal recessive disorder on the InheriGen panel. GenPath offers mutation analysis via InheriGen or full gene sequencing for approximately 70 disorders on the panel. Genetic counselors are available to discuss the best method of carrier screening for a specific reproductive couple. To order InheriGen or Partner Screening, click here.
GenPath is a Full Service Women’s Health Laboratory
We offer prenatal diagnostic testing services so there is no gap in patient care and management. From Maternal Serum Screening to Reproductive Genetics, from Pregnancy Thrombophilia to Infectious Disease testing, from esoteric to routine testing, GenPath is your one stop shop for all your laboratory needs. As a national women’s health laboratory, we are contracted with most major insurances.