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.
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:
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:
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?
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.