Genetic Disorders

DNA contains information about a person’s traits or characters which are stored as genes. DNA makes up chromosomes, which are found in pairs. Humans have 46 chromosomes, half from our mother, half from our father. When there are abnormalities in the genes or chromosomes of a fetus, genetic disorders occur. It could lead to chromosomal abnormalities such as Do wn Syndrome, Patau Syndrome or Edwards Syndrome. The occurrence is random and there is no evidence it is hereditary or caused by environmental factors.

Risk factors:

-  Exposure to viral infection during pregnancy.
-  Family or personal history of birth defects.
-  Diabetes before pregnancy.
-  Women aged 35 years or older during pregnancy.
-  Usage of certain medicines around the time of conception.
-  Exposure to harmful agents.

 
   
Prenatal Testing:

Prenatal testing can help to identify health problems that could endanger both the mother and unborn child, some of which are treatable. Prenatal test is testing for diseases or conditions in a fetus or embryo before it is born. The aim is to detect birth defects such as Down Syndrome, chromosomal abnormalities, Neural Tube Defects and other genetic disorders.

Benefits of prenatal testing:

-  Early diagnosis for better management of the pregnancy.
-  Advanced knowledge and preparation for the outcome of the pregnancy
-  Anticipation of the possible complications related to the birth process

 
Prenatal tests available:

 As an expectant parent, it is important to educate yourself about prenatal tests and to think about what you would do if a health problem is  detected in either you or your baby.
 

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Prenatal Screening
Prenatal Screening
ThalaCheck®
ThalaCheck®
KaryoCheck
KaryoCheck
Karyotype Analysis
Karyotype Analysis
A Gift of Love, is the Gift of Life
Childbirth is generally a time of joy for the parents and families. However there are many new responsibilities when you have a baby. One of them is to make sure your baby get the examinations and check-ups that they need in making sure that the precious little one is growing and developing properly. If there are any problems detected, you can catch them early. This means that there is a better chance for treatment.

Newborn Screening is a simple blood test to screen  for metabolic and other inherited disorders. It usually done between 48 to 72 hours after the baby was born. With early diagnosis and medical treatment, complications from these serious but uncommon disorders can be treated.

If you and/or your partner have any kind of allergies – whether it is food-derived or environmental, you might be worried that your little one will inherit them too, especially if your baby is starting to take up solid food. However, it could take months or years for an allergy to show up. If you have a family history of allergies, discuss with your pediatrician or a pediatric allergy specialist for an allergy test.

Tests available:


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Allergy Test
Allergy Test
Newborn Screening
Newborn Screening

 
Love Your Self, Love Your Health

Health screenings can help you and your health care professional identify health problems early, when treatment may be most successful. Be proactive about your health. Even if you feel perfectly well, without any symptoms and/or signs of disease it is important to get yourself screened. Some diseases can be found early, before they have had a chance to grow and spread. Screening increases the chances of detecting certain diseases early, when they are most likely to be curable.
 
Cancer risk factors:
- Obesity and physical inactivity
- Smoking
- Alcohol consumption
- Family history
- Unhealthy diet
- Exposure to radiation
- Chronic infections
- Reproductive and menstrual factors

Women health screenings available:
•  Cervical Cancer Screening
•  Ovarian Cancer Screening
•  Breast Cancer Screening
•  FemCheck

Learn the facts, take action. Regular screening ensures healthy living.

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Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian Cancer
Cervical Cancer Screening
Cervical Cancer Screening
Fertility
Fertility
Oncology
Oncology
DNA Paternity
DNA Paternity
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