Some rare diseases can be passed to your children through your genes. Just because one doesn’t have any symptoms doesn’t mean he/she isn’t a carrier for the disease.
- Ashkenazi Jews are at higher risk for many genetic diseases, including Tay-Sachs and cystic fibrosis
- African-Americans are at higher risk for several diseases including sickle-cell anemia
- Many people of Asian ancestry are at higher risk for genetic diseases as well
Hereditary Carrier Testing or Carrier Screening is a way to find out if you and/or your partner have a high chance of passing a disease or condition to your children. You can have your genes tested, along with your partner’s. If you both have the genes for a specific disease, there is a greater chance you will pass it to at least one of your children.
CQuentia offers full exonic sequencing and screening of 106 genes linked to 171 conditions from sample collected through a simple oral rinse.