hereditary diseases

New expanded GCT. Screening of more than 2500 genetic diseases

We have the latest technology to study and avoid the
main hereditary diseases

Preconceptional genetic studies (also called carrier studies) aim to prevent the birth of a child with recessive diseases. Recessive genetic diseases behave in such a way that individuals can be either completely healthy, carriers or affected. Affected individuals are sick and manifest the disease. […]

2020-05-05T13:54:34+02:0027 de April de 2020|0 Comments

You can avoid passing hereditary diseases on to your children by taking the GCT (Genetic Compatibility Test)

Our Genetic Compatibility Test (GCT) based on next-generation DNA sequencing analyzes more than  600 or 2500 disorders.
For a person with an hereditary disease, eliminating the chance of passing that disease on to their children becomes a desire as well as the very best gift they could give them. Sometimes, parents don’t even know they are carriers of a disease. A person with an hereditary disease will pass it on to his or her children. Sufferers carry a heavy weight upon their shoulders because they are aware that they will pass on health issues to their children and that this will have a negative impact on their quality of life or lead to premature death. In most cases, we are carriers of one recessive disease or another, but our health is not affected by it. However, there is the possibility that we might pass that disease on to our children. […]

2020-04-22T13:48:16+02:0024 de February de 2017|0 Comments

Medical history: The first contact.

When we meet couples with fertility problems, clinical histories and direct medical interviews remain fundamental. At these interviews, we need to try and find out about the whole background and all the factors that may be affecting the couple, from the past to the present. We have to try and get to know each couple very closely.
A good and detailed interview may already direct us to the causes of the problem and the possible solutions we can provide. It also enables us to perform specific individual diagnostic tests.
Beginning with the woman, it is essential to ask her about her parents and siblings: possible fertility problems they may have had, possible miscarriages, hereditary diseases, and so on. Plenty of medical problems are not hereditary, but they do appear genetically in family groups.
Of course, it is also important to find about the patient’s menstruation, how often it occurs, when she first had her period, if she had previous pregnancies with her current partner or a previous partner, and so on. […]

2016-08-04T13:29:41+02:004 de December de 2015|0 Comments

The option of avoiding serious illnesses in our children: a study on recessive disease carriers

Recessive diseases are hereditary diseases. They are not common but they are often serious and incurable. They have the peculiarity that a person may be a carrier but does have any health issues. It is for this reason that they are called ‘healthy carriers.’
This circumstance makes diagnosis particularly difficult since we can come across families in which there are entire generations without the disease or in which the disease has not previously come to light. As such, until recently, it was impossible or very difficult to know if a person was a carrier or not.
Most of us are healthy carries of some form of recessive disease and, on the whole, this is not an issue as long as our partner is not a carrier of the same disease, in which case there are implications for our children. […]

2016-08-04T13:50:32+02:0026 de November de 2015|0 Comments

Genetic incompatibility between the couple, does it exist?

It is estimated that about 20% of reproductive problems are genetic or chromosomal type. That is why today genetic testing is an essential part of the fertility study in couples who come to our clinic looking for descendants.
For the diagnosis of fertility problems there is a set of genetic studies very useful in the assistance of couples with reproductive desire. Tests such as the karyotype in both partners, microdeletion of the Y chromosome in the male or the molecular study of fragile X syndrome in women are usually required tests to determine a possible genetic basis of fertility problems in couples. […]

2014-09-29T09:50:27+02:0029 de September de 2014|0 Comments
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