MedGenome's diagnostics tests include many breakthroughs for genetic diagnostics including the first proprietary liquid biopsy (OncoTrack) for monitoring cancer treatment, non-invasive prenatal screening
test (NIPT) for pregnant women, carrier screening for couples planning for children, and whole exome sequencing for cost-effective identification of rare mutations.
As the precision of non-invasive prenatal screening
using SNP technology has narrowed in on CNVs, this screening can then focus even further to single gene disorders.
Early prenatal screening
and treatment is highly effective in reducing STI-related perinatal morbidity and mortality (3,6).
Since 2011, the launch of noninvasive prenatal tests (NIPTs) is revolutionizing the prenatal screening
industry providing detection rates of>99% and false positive rates of
In the UAE over recent years, we have seen one particular trend when it comes to genetic testing: The increasing popularity of pre-marital screening (Carrier Genetic Test (CGT)), and prenatal screening
Eurofins Scientific (Paris:ERF), a provider of bio-analytical testing and a world leader in genomic services, announced on Monday that it has acquired PerkinElmer Inc's US prenatal screening
laboratory services business PerkinElmer Labs/NTD (NTD).
Studies have shown that lack or late initiation of prenatal care, (4-8) single marital status, (5) tobacco, alcohol or drug use, (4,5,8) and rural residence (4) are associated with congenital syphilis infections and may represent factors associated with barriers to prenatal screening
results were compared to newborn outcomes using a documented newborn physical examination and, if performed, results of genetic testing.
The Perinatal Quality Foundation (PQF) has launched an educational initiative to promote more clinically appropriate use of noninvasive prenatal screening
Over the past few years, new non-invasive prenatal screening
tests (NIPS) for genetic conditions have been introduced and heavily marketed with the promise of being safer and more accurate--meaning that more families are learning during pregnancy that their child might have a health issue or disability.
Single-nucleotide polymorphism-based noninvasive prenatal screening
in a high-risk and low-risk cohort.
All women should be able to opt for prenatal screening
and diagnosis, and for an amniocentesis if required, regardless of their HIV status.
Caption: SPINA BIFIDA While scientists are still working to pin the genes responsible, prenatal screening
tes look for a certain prot indicating a high risk.
Government should work to promote prenatal screening
com)-- On Thursday, April 4, 2013, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) released their policy statement on non-invasive prenatal screening