MultiGene Carrier Panels

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Definition

  • Universal Carrier Test provided by Counsyl is a noninvasive, saliva-based assay for more than 100 mostly autosomal recessive, Mendelian diseases offered to individuals or couples. InheriGen, GenPath tests for 164 autosomal recessive and X-linked inherited diseases, including Ashkenazi Jewish Diseases. InheriGen Plus, GenPath includes these 164 diseases and also screens for fragile X, spinal muscular atrophy, and cystic fibrosis carrier status.

Use

  • Carrier testing

Limitations

  • The results of a genetic test may be affected by DNA rearrangements, blood transfusion, bone marrow transplantation, or rare sequence variations.

  • Results are provided for diseases and mutations tested on the panel. Diseases caused by repeat expansions (such as fragile X), sporadic deletions/duplications (such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy) may not included in the panel.

 
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