Genetic Screening : Give only your best genes to your child.
Carrier Genetic testing:
Carrier genetic screening is a type of genetic testing that is used to identify individuals who carry a genetic mutation for a specific genetic disorder, even if they do not exhibit any symptoms of the disorder themselves. The purpose of carrier screening is to identify people who are at risk of passing on a genetic disorder to their offspring, so that they can make informed decisions about family planning. Carrier screening is typically offered to individuals who are planning to have children, or who are of childbearing age, and is often recommended for certain ethnic groups or families with a history of genetic disorders. Carrier testing can be done for a single disorder or for multiple disorders at once using a panel test. It is important to understand that genetic testing is a complex topic and before undergoing testing the couple should definitely seek genetic counseling.
Genetic screening is a process used to identify genetic disorders and traits before birth or before conception. It provides an opportunity for expectant parents to make informed decisions about their future child’s health and well-being. With advances in genetic testing, parents can now determine the best genes to pass on to their child.
The most common type of genetic screening is carrier screening, which tests for genes that can cause disease in the child if both parents are carriers of the gene. This screening is recommended for couples who have a family history of a particular genetic condition or are at higher risk of carrying certain genetic mutations.
Another type of genetic screening is prenatal screening, which is performed during pregnancy to determine the risk of genetic disorders or birth defects. This can include ultrasound scans, blood tests, and genetic testing. Prenatal screening can help expectant parents prepare for the birth of their child and make decisions about any necessary medical interventions.
In addition to identifying potential health issues, genetic screening can also provide information about a child’s inherited traits, such as eye color, hair color, and susceptibility to certain diseases. This information can be valuable for families who are interested in passing on specific traits to their children.
Dr Alpana Razdan: A proactive and self-motivated leader with experience of 21 years in the Life Science industry working on various Molecular Biology Techniques. She has completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Research and training in Forensic Genetics and DNA Database Technology at University of North Texas Health Science Centre – Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. She was previously associated with Life Technologies (Invitrogen Bioservices India Pvt. Ltd) as Technical Support Lead (TSS Lead, South Asia) South Asia. Worked on “Development of Tissue Culture derived vaccine against Japanese Encephalitis Virus” at National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi with several publications to her credit. She is also an expert in: RTPCR, Next Generation Sequencing Technology, High Throughput Automated DNA Sequencing, Microsatellite Analysis, MLPA, Gene Expression & SNP genotyping by Real Time PCR, TLDA, Micro Array, Recombinant DNA techniques. Presently working as Vice President and Head Lab Services at Genestrings Diagnostic Centre which is NABL and ICMR approved for COVID -19 testing. She has been instrumental in R&D work at Genestrings research wing which is DSIR recognised and working on an ICMR funded project on Autism Spectrum Disorder.Her expertise in quality management systems has been instrumental in making our research and diagnostic laboratories services at par with any global organisation.