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Genetic Testing and Family Planning


Are you planning to have a baby? If you have a family health history of the following disorders, you might be more likely to have a baby with this condition.

  • Birth defect
  • Developmental disability
  • Newborn screening disorder
  • Genetic disorders

Looking into your family health history before you get pregnant will give you time to address any concerns.

Based on your family health history, your doctor will then give you suggestions for your next step. He might refer you for genetic counselling if it is necessary.



Why should you do a preconception genetic test?


You should do a preconception genetic test if you have experienced any of the following.

  • Infertility
  • 2 or more miscarriages
  • Previous pregnancy or child with a genetic disorder or birth defect
  • A baby who died at less than 1 year of age

After the genetic counselling, you might then see your fertility specialist to discover the available solutions for the conditions that could affect your baby. The test results could impact your pregnancy plan. Testing before you get pregnant gives you time to think about what the results mean for you and consider all your options.



What is carrier screening?

Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes. Babies inherit two copies of each chromosome, one from each parent. The baby will only have the disorder if both copies of the chromosome related to the disorder do not work properly. For example, each parent has one copy of the chromosome that works properly and one that is defective. If the baby inherits both defective copies of chromosome, the baby will have the disorder. In this case, the parents are the "carrier" for the disorder, where they themselves do not have the disorder but their children might have it.
Apart from the genetic disorders that will be passed on from the family, we might also be a carrier for genetic disorders that are more common in our racial or ethnic group. For example, Alpha-Thalassemia is one of the most common genetic disorders among Asians. By doing a carrier screening, you will know if you are a "carrier" for the disorders which are more common in your racial or ethnic group.
If the screening results show that you are a carrier for a disorder, your spouse or partner would also need to have a carrier screening to find out if you could have a baby with the disorder.



Introducing LUMIROUS X Advanx Health DNA Explorer Carrier Package


Knowing how important it is to do preconception genetic testing, we at LUMIROUS, decided to collaborate with Advanx Health to provide LUMIROUS X Advanx Health DNA Explorer Carrier package to all parents-to-be. In this package, not only do we provide the DNA Explorer Carrier test kit, but we also provide a consultation with a fertility specialist or genetic counsellor, to help the parents-to-be to better understand their test results and provide them with the solution. This test kit covers 13 most common genetic disorders among Asians.

13 Most Common Genetic Disorders among Asians

  • Biotinidase deficiency
  • G-6-PD
  • Gaucher disease
  • Beta-thalassemia
  • Niemann-Pick's disease
  • Maple syrup urine disease
  • Phenylketonuria
  • Wilson's disease degeneration
  • Sickle cell anaemia
  • Tay-Sachs disease
  • Spinal muscular atrophy
  • Severe combined immunodeficiency disease
  • X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency

We strongly recommend those who are trying to conceive to get the LUMIROUS X Advanx Health DNA Explorer Carrier Couple package. After all, children inherit 50% of the chromosomes from each parent. Both you and your spouse hold equal responsibility in this matter. Take the test for your future child.


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