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.
With the genetic compatibility test, we reduce the chances of transmitting one of these diseases to our offspring.
When to ENQUIRE?
To perform this test a blood sample from each partner is taken to analyse both of their DNA, looking for over 6,000 genetic alterations associated with the 300 most common hereditary diseases. The results are given to the couple after a few weeks.
I AM INCOMPATIBLE
If genetic incompatibility is detected for any of the diseases analysed, 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.
Who is it for?
Couples who present a risk of transmitting a genetic disease to their children
Couples with a family history of hereditary diseases
Couples who resort to the donation of eggs or sperm, to verify that they are genetically compatible with their donor.