The Carrier Screening Panel is a comprehensive genetic screening test that analyses for more than 295 genes covering 400 inherited genetic disorders simultaneously.
This test is performed to screen for recessive genetic disorders. Each individual carries 2 copies of every gene. If there is a mutation in one of the copies of the gene, the individual is said to be Carrier of that disease. If both the copies of genes are mutated, the individual is said to be affected from disease. A Carrier individual may be perfectly healthy without showing any disease symptoms. If both the parents are carriers for a mutation at the same location, their child will have 25% chance of getting affected from the disease, 50% chance of carrier child and 25% chance of normal child. This knowledge of carrier parents is extremely important in determining the risks to progeny and to seek a proper medical help to avoid any such risk.
|Test Code||Description||Methodology||TAT||Sample Details||Transportation|
|RCL003||Redcliffe Carrier Screening Panel- app. 400 genes||NGS||4-5 Weeks||Whole Blood/Purified genomic DNA||3-5 ml whole blood in EDTA vacutainer or 20-100 ng purified DNA|