Reproductive genetic testing refers to those genetic tests that are used to provide prospective parents with information about their chances of having a child with a specific genetic disorder or characteristic in a current or future pregnancy.
Genetic testing is done to predict risk of disease, screen newborns for disease, identify carriers of genetic disease, establish prenatal or clinical diagnoses or prognoses and direct clinical care.
Genetic testing may be done because of a family history of a genetic disorder or because of racial or ethnic background. Examples of autosomal recessive disorders that are more frequent in certain populations for which carrier testing can be done include cystic fibrosis in Whites, sickle cell disease in Blacks, thalassaemia in Asians and individuals of Mediterranean descent, and Tay Sachs disease, Canavan disease and familial dysautonomia in Ashkenazi Jews.
In autosomal recessive disorders, a person must have two copies of the mutation to be affected. Individuals who carry one copy of the alteration are carriers and typically show no signs of the disease. When both parents are carriers, there is a one in four, or 25 percent, risk for each child to inherit the mutation from both parents.
We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.
Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.
View results securely in your own personal dashboard.
Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.
We will send you your Genetic Reproductive Profile blood test sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.
Your Genetic Reproductive Profile test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.
Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.
Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Genetic Reproductive Profile test results can be downloaded for your doctor.
Once you have placed your order you will receive login details to mymedichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Genetic Reproductive Profile test results.
Stay motivated by filling in your online health and lifestyle questionnaire and seeing how improvements in your lifestyle can influence your test results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.