Everyone wants to proactively care for their own health as well as that of their family.
Before you try to get pregnant, you should get enough folic acid, maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle, see a fertility doctor if you have trouble conceiving … and know your carrier status.
Millions of people are unknowing, symptomless carriers of genetic disorders that they can pass on to their children. An autosomal recessive disorder occurs when two copies of a defective gene are passed along from mom and dad at conception.
Genetic testing, however, can alert you to your carrier status prior to pregnancy.
Know for Sure: Genetic Testing Provides Peace of Mind
New York Fertility Services invites individuals and couples to future Genetic Screening Days at its Manhattan fertility clinic. We will administer a blood or saliva test and send samples to our partner laboratory for a complete genetic analysis.
The cost is FREE for all couples and singles with insurance*.
*NYFS will collect your insurance copay for the blood draw and your insurance will be billed for the genetic screening. If you don’t have insurance, the cost for the screening has been significantly reduced and NYFS will charge a reduced fee for the blood draw. Contact Teresa at 212-679-2289 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Results are available within 10 days of testing. Should you and your partner test positive for the same autosomal recessive disorder, our fertility specialists can offer hope for protecting your future family from inheritable disease. You will also receive a free consultation with a genetic counselor from the screening company. Details available at the event.
Who Is at Risk for Genetic Disease?
Anyone with a known family history, or from specific ethnic backgrounds should consider themselves ‘at risk.’ For example:
- Caucasian Americans have a 1 in 29 chance of carrying the cystic fibrosis gene.
- One in every 27 Jews in the United States is a carrier of the Tay Sachs disease gene.
- Among Ashkenazi Jews, the Niemann-Pick carrier frequency is approximately 1 in 116.
New York Fertility Services can help you safeguard the next generation, and provide essential information to make informed decisions. If you would like more information about genetic testing and autosomal recessive disorders, please contact us at our Manhattan fertility clinic.
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