Genetic Testing of Prospective Parents
Understanding Genetic Risks
A screening blood test can detect hundreds of genes. We highly recommend that you undergo this test to find out if you and your partner are at risk of having a baby that can be affected by a particular disease.
Our Approach to Genetic Testing
At Friberg Fertility, we use Inheritest®, which evaluates 144 genes and can be extended up to 500 different genes.
After a blood draw, results are usually available after 3 weeks.
If both parents are positive for a gene and the child has a 25% risk of being affected, techniques are available using in vitro fertilization (IVF) to select transfer of only healthy embryos.