Genetic Matching

GENETIC MATCHING IN SPAIN

At present there are over 7,000 genetic conditions which are responsible for one in every one hundred new-borns being born with a serious illness.

We are all carriers, on average, of between five and ten mutations involved in rare, potentially serious diseases that we can pass on to our offspring. In the majority of cases we are not even aware, as carriers may not have any symptoms. For this reason, there are an increasing number of couples interested in having this type of test carried out.

Being a carrier of these mutations does not necessarily mean that you have the disease. However, it would be possible for your children to have the disease if your partner is also a carrier of these mutations in the same gene. In these cases, the likelihood of having a child affected by the disease is 25%.

What is the Purpose of Genetic Matching?

The purpose of the genetic compatibility test is to prevent the transmission of our mutations to our offspring, as this could result in a serious illness. For this reason, the test studies a profile of over 12,000 mutations, in both members of the couple, to determine whether they are carriers of mutations in the same genes.

If both parents are carriers of mutations in the same genes we can turn to assisted reproduction techniques that minimise the risks, such as the Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD).

Remember that in the event that your treatment involves the use of donor eggs or sperm, we can also carry out the genetic matching test on the donor(s) which the medical team has selected for you.

The genetic matching test is performed on a simple blood sample from the partner. Results are available within 25 to 30 days. Thus, if you wish to have this test done before proceeding with assisted reproduction treatment, contact us or request this test when you come to your first appointment at URE Centro Gutenberg.

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