• Bringing Genetic Testing into Full View

UNDERSTANDING CARRIER STATUS

Each person has two copies of the genetic materials, one copy inherited from each parent. Many genetic diseases are recessive, meaning the disease is caused by inheriting a mutation at the same DNA location from both parents. If a parent carries a mutation in one of the two copies of the DNA, he/she is a carrier of the genetic disease.

A carrier has a 50% chance of passing the same mutation to the child. If both parents are carriers, the child will have a 25% chance of inheriting both copies of the mutation, thus leading to the development of the genetic disease. Some inherited diseases are more common in certain ethnic groups and in people with a family history of genetic disorders.

HOW OUR GENETIC TEST CAN HELP

Carrier DNA Screening is a comprehensive preconception and prenatal carrier screening test. Carrier DNA Screening follows the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommendations, and screen patients for more than 70 recessive genetic diseases.

Carrier DNA Screening provides physicians with information about the risks of inherited diseases of their patients’ future children.

CLINICAL IMPLEMENTATION FOR PATIENTS

With Carrier DNA Screening, patients can gain knowledge on their risks of passing inheritable genetic diseases to their children or future children. A more comprehensive assessment can be obtained if both parents are tested.

MORE ABOUT CARRIER STATUS DNA SCREENING

Step 1:

Carrier Status DNA Screening can be ordered from a licensed and registered physician or other qualified healthcare provider.

Step 2:

Once your test has been ordered for you by a physician, you will provide a saliva sample using the saliva collection kit found in the Luminus Diagnostics box.

Step 3:

You or your authorized health care professional will mail your saliva sample back to Luminus Diagnostics, along with your test requisition and consent form (return shipping provided).

Step 4:

Typically within two to three weeks, your personalized results will be available to the ordering health care professional. The results will then be released to you. Luminus Diagnostics has a team of genetic counselors who are available to ensure that you understand the information in your report, and to answer any questions you may have about your results.

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