The most common asked question asked by soon-to-be parents is “Will my baby be healthy?” Now, we have the technology to answer it!
Most genetic disorders are passed from parent to child without any prior family history of the disease? A simple saliva test equips parents and physicians with lifesaving information that reveals if you or your partner are a a carrier of some of the most life-threatening genetic diseases.
You are a candidate for this test if you answer yes to one or more of the following questions:
- Are you currently pregnant or planning to become pregnant?
- Are you and your partner a member or descent of one or more of the following ethnic groups? African American, East Asian, Ashkenazim Jew, Northern European, Southern European, Southeast Asia, Hispanic, French Canadian, or Middle Eastern.
- Are any of the disease states listed known or suspected to be in your or your partner’s family history? Cystic Fibrosis CF, Tay-Sachs Disease, Fragile X Syndrome, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Sickle Cell, Spinal Muscular Dystrophy, Gaucher Disease, Bloom Syndrome.
Call us today and schedule your appointment for this simple saliva test. This test is covered by most insurance companies.
If a positive result is found, genetic counseling is available free of charge through Baylor.