Our diagnostic tests
If you are a couple planning a family, this test provides security and actionable results. Sadly, every year many parents are unexpectedly confronted with the birth of a child with a genetic disease. SureMart identifies the risk for you and your partner of passing on a potentially disease-causing gene to your baby. Following the test, we can provide you with advice and solutions to minimise the genetic risk of having an unhealthy child.
Does a member of your family suffer from a suspected inherited condition? Have they undergone several tests and are still no closer to an answer? ExoMart replaces costly consecutive medical tests and stressful waiting time by providing one comprehensive test). ExoMart screens the individual’s Exome sequence – the coding part of DNA – and identifies the genetic mutation(s) responsible for the condition. Following the test, our genetic counsellors provide advice on an actionable course of treatment. We also offer genetic counselling to close family members to help them make informed life choices.
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How can I use SureMart
- With a few exceptions, we all carry 2 copies of each one of our genes – one inherited from our father and one from our mother.
- If one gene copy is faulty (known as a mutation), the normal gene compensates for the faulty one. A person with one faulty and one normal gene, known as a carrier, does not show any symptoms of the genetic disease.
- More importantly, he/she will be unaware that they carry a faulty gene.
- On average we all carry – unknowingly – around 12 such faulty copies of genes that are potentially disease causing.
- With the exception of some diseases in certain ethnic groups, the probability of both members of a couple being a carrier of the same mutation is around 2~3%.
- The probability doubles when both members of a couple come from the same family
- When both members of a couple are carriers of the same mutation, the risk of having an affected child is 1 in 4 (25%).
- The affected child will suffer from a genetic condition – the severity of the condition is variable depending on the specific mutation.
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QAre there any health risks to me associated with the test?
QI already have a sick child. How can I prevent the same happening to me again?
If you’d like more information about how we can help you,
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