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Myriad Foresight™ Carrier Screen

Can detect more than 180 diseases that can be passed unknowingly from parents to children.

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Myriad Foresight™ Carrier Screen

The Myriad Foresight ™ Carrier Screen , as prescribed by your doctor, can detect more than 180 diseases that can be passed unknowingly from parents to children.

Many of which probably you heard about:

  • Fibrosis quística – Cystic fibrosis affects the lungs and pancreas, and requires lifelong therapy or lung transplantation.
  • Síndrome X frágil – Fragile X syndrome is the main underlying cause of inherited mental disability and autism.
  • Enfermedad de Tay-Sachs – Tay-Sachs disease is a metabolic disorder that usually causes the death of the child in his first years of life.
  • Anemia drepanocítica – Sickle cell anemia affects the stability of the blood to carry oxygen. ¿Who should be screening?

What do they recommend?

Medical societies recommend that pregnant women or women planning pregnancy should be tested for carriers.
Myriad ForesightTM Carrier Screen provides a simple screening panel that guarantees a comprehensive analysis for all people who are not dependent on ethnic background.

Couples can choose whether to evaluate the two people simultaneously. This is a good choice if your priority is to get all the answers quickly.

What is a recessive disease and what a carrier is?

Recessive diseases are caused by changes (mutations) in the genes of a person, All people have two copies of each gene, one inherited from each parent. A recessive disease occurs when two copies of the same gene suffer a mutation . A carrier is a person who has only one mutated gene and the other one is not affected. Carriers usually have no symptoms and do not know they carry a mutation. Some of the diseases in the Myriad ForesightTM Carrier Screen are inherited differently; only the mother must be a carrier for your baby at risk. Fragile X syndrome is an example of this.

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What is a carrier screening?

  • A carrier screening analyzes the genes of a person to determine if that person is a carrier of a recessive genetic disease.
  • A screening can detect many, but not all carriers of a disease.

I do not have a family history of disease, should I do the screening anyway?

Even without a family history of disease, however you can be carrying. When two people are carriers of the same disease, they can unknowingly give birth to a child with health problems for life. In fact, 4 out of 5 children with recessive genetic diseases arise from ignorance of parents with a family history of the disease.

How I can make screening?

The Myriad ForesightTM Carrier Screen is a simple blood or saliva test prescribed by your doctor. Results will be available in two weeks, by average.

What if I’m not carrying?

Usually, it is not suggested testing to monitor the diagnosed disease. It is important to understand that there is not screening that can identify each carrier of each disease. You should also know that although the Myriad ForesightTM Carrier Screen covers a lot of information, we can not diagnose all possible defects and genetic diseases.

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