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Prevent Genetic Disease before Pregnancy with a DNA Test - Counsyl

Posted on by Brandon Klein

Before Pregnancy, One Simple Test
Counsyl Universal Genetic Test, with visible saliva collection tube.
Introducing the Universal Genetic Test

A safe, non-invasive medical test to screen for dozens of serious diseases like cystic fibrosis, SMA, fragile X, sickle cell, and Tay-Sachs.
Many Genetic Diseases Are Preventable

Each year parents are taken by surprise when their children are born with life-threatening genetic disorders. These parents are carriers: healthy individuals who nevertheless have a mutated version of a critical gene.
Testing Allows Prevention

The emerging medical consensus is that every adult should be offered genetic testing before pregnancy. Early testing is the only way to know if your pregnancy will be at high risk, and to allow you and your doctor to take specific actions to conceive a healthy child.
A Pan-Ethnic Test

More than 1,000 African American children are born with sickle-cell disease each year. Almost half the thalassemia cases in the US afflict Asian Americans. And the Jewish community is affected by a vastly disproportionate share of genetic disease.