BabyMap is the ultimate
carrier screening test
Planning to have a baby?
...But Hold on! Did you get a BabyMap?
Already had a baby?
Carrier screening provides you and your physician with information about your carrier status for genetic conditions that can be passed to your future children. Knowing one’s carrier status allows you to:
BabyMap Carrier - The Carrier Screening Test
Umm... what is a carrier?
Every person is a carrier for an average of 1- 2 non-working genes that can cause severe genetic disorders. Carriers are healthy and do not typically have family history of disease. As a result, it is common for individuals to be unaware of their carrier status. Identifying one's carrier status is important while planning to have a baby as this has direct implications for the health of your child. If both parents are found to be carriers of the same disease, they have a 1 in 4 chance of having an affected baby (for autosomal recessive disorders) and may choose preconception or prenatal genetic testing to make informed decisions during pregnancy. The diagram below demonstrates the inheritance pattern of an autosomal recessive disorder.
Genetic carrier screening is recommended by professional medical authorities.
Anyone can have carrier screening perform regardless of race, ethnic background, or country of origin. Some genetic conditions are more common in certain ethnicities. However, many people are unsure of their exact genetic heritage. Carrier screening is available to all who want more information about their genetic carrier status.
The diagram below shows the inheritance pattern of Autosomal recessive conditions.
It's important to know if you're both carriers
Once we receive your sample, we extract your DNA from your blood, and subject it to a variety of tests to ensure that your DNA matches our quality standards. Your DNA is then sequenced using Next Generation Sequencing technologies
Your genetic sequence is then subject to extensive analysis
Take 2-4 millilitres venous blood; we can suggest a great phlebotomist. Just let us know
How is it done?
Collect the blood in an EDTA tube. Your DNA is now in a safe environment. Have the tube shipped to us
Your genetic report is prepared and shared with you. Your genetic counselor will be available to discuss your results with you at a time convenient for you.
Organic Acid Disorders
What are the conditions covered in BabyMap?
Amino Acid Disorder Conditions
Endocrine / Hemoglobin Conditions
Fatty Acid Oxidation Disorder Conditions
BabyMap covers 171 developmental, genetic, and metabolic disorders and conditions
Highly cost effective
Over 16 years of experience in Genomics
Quick turnaround time
Latest sequencing platforms
Personalized genetic counseling