Why VISTA® Carrier Screening?
The Vista® Carrier Screen is ideally suited for couples who want to learn about their genetic status, so that they can make more informed reproductive decisions. In recessive disorders, mutations are passed unnoticed through generations until two carriers have an affected child. The diseases in this panel are genetic disorders caused by mutations occurring in genes, and usually have severe clinical symptoms, which are irreversible.
The 100 or 600 monogenic diseases on the Vista® Carrier Screen panel were carefully chosen based on clinical utility, disease incidence, and recommendations of professional societies for genetic screening including the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Committee on Genetics.
Before undertaking any genetic screening test, patients should be provided genetic counseling which is included in Procrea Fertility Vista® services.
For more info: please contact the cytogenetic laboratory at 514-345-8535 ext. 2234
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