The vast majority of the healthy population has some recessive mutation in their genes, but it does not manifest. It is what is called being a carrier. If our partner has this same mutation, there is a 25% chance that our child will manifest it, and 50% that they become a carrier.
Although rare, recessive diseases are often serious and incurable. Among the most common are cystic fibrosis, osteogenesis imperfecta or thalassemia.
At Ovoclinic, with the genetic compatibility test, we reduce the chances of transmitting one of these diseases to our offspring.
When to TEST?
Any couple can do this test; the genetic compatibility test allows us to identify recessive mutations that the future parents may have, to know the probability of their children being affected with a genetic disease. To perform the test, a blood sample is taken from each member of the couple, to be able to analyze the DNA and search for thousands of genetic mutations associated with hereditary diseases. The results of compatibility, or incompatibility, are received by the parents after a few weeks.
WE ARE INCOMPATIBLE
In the case that a genetic incompatibility is detected, it means that both members of the couple present with the same DNA mutation, and therefore have an increased risk of having a child affected with a genetic disease. In these cases, there are two options:
- PGD test: A biopsy of all the embryos obtained is used to then only transfer that are free of genetic diseases.
- Donation of gametes or embryos: Eggs and sperm or donor embryos are used to perform the treatment.