Save the Date for a Genetic Screening Day

Save the Date for a Genetic Screening Day

by | May 2nd, 2015


New York Fertility Services and Recombine partner to present a Genetic Screening Day on Tuesday, June 9th from 6 to 8 p.m.

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When you carry a defective gene, warning signs or symptoms don’t necessarily alert you. That’s why genetic screening is so important, especially for those of Jewish descent, or African Americans. Knowing your carrier status before you get pregnant can help you avoid passing along defective genes to your children.

New York Fertility Services and Recombine partner to present a Genetic Screening Event.

Couples and individuals are invited to learn more about genetic testing.

The $95 registration fee has been waived by Recombine for all people interested in getting tested on February 3rd!  NYFS will just collect your insurance copay for the blood draw for the test.  If you don’t have insurance, the blood draw fee has been reduced to $40 for all genetic screening event participants.  New York Fertility Services Medical Director, Dr. Joel Batzofin and Recombine genetic counselors will lead you through the discovery process:

  • Free Mini consultations with Dr. Batzofin focus on proactive fertility treatment options available should you test positive.
  • Medical professionals will perform Recombine’s expanded carrier screen, CarrierMap, looking for 200 genetic conditions, including 50 genetic conditions seen in individuals of Jewish ancestry/heritage
  • Genetic counselors will explain the symptoms, risks and life expectancy for common genetic disorders.

When Two Carriers Have Children …

At the Genetic Screening Day event, we will explain the risks for passing along an inheritable genetic disease. When both the mother and father test positive and conceive a child:

  • There is a 25% chance that the child will have the active disease.
  • There is a 50% chance that the child will carry the disease, like their parents.
  • There is a 25% chance that the child will not receive the gene from their parents.

A simple blood test can give you a clear picture of your DNA, and inheritable genetic diseases that could affect your future children. Did you know that nearly half of all Ashkenazi Jews in this country carry at least one Jewish genetic disease such as Tay Sachs? Or that there are more than 10 million unknowing carriers of the cystic fibrosis (CF) gene?

Reserve a Place at New York Fertility Services Genetic Screening Day

Don’t pass up the chance to learn your carrier status, and which (if any) harmful genes you can avoid passing down to your baby. Seating is limited, so please contact us to reserve your place. Screening and consultations will be at New York Fertility Services, 16 E. 40th Street, between 5th and Madison Avenues. Inheritable genetic disorders such as Tay Sachs or CF can devastate a family. Genetic testing provides a map to follow that protects the next generation.

Please note that the while the $95 Recombine Genetic Screening fee is waived, Recombine will bill your insurance for the actual screening.  There will also be an additional insurance copay or small venipuncture fee for cash patients collected by NYFS onsite.

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The founder of New York Fertility Services, Joel Batzofin, M.D., began practicing at the advent of IVF. Fertility centers evolved as groundbreaking treatments and family-building options emerged. Our fertility doctors practice at the pinnacle of reproductive medicine—the ‘sweet spot’ where science, art and intuition meld. We are strong believers in combining advanced reproductive technologies with proven holistic, Eastern medicine therapies.

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