Genetic Diseases Screening
Proven Genetic Screening and Testing Procedures in South Florida
Genetic screening and testing will help determine the factors that can make your pregnancy high risk.
Did a previous test reveal symptoms of Down Syndrome? Concerned that cramping in the first trimester or spotting during pregnancy might be indicative of genetic or chromosomal abnormalities?. Genetic diseases screening will provide definite answers so that you can make decisions about prenatal care and the future.
What is genetic diseases screening?
Genetic prenatal testing determines whether your baby carries genes for certain disorders, the most common ones being Down Syndrome, Spina bifida, Tay-Sachs, etc. There are various types of genetic screening and testing procedures available based on the kind of disorder that your doctor thinks might be a possibility.
You may be referred for genetic prenatal testing for a number of reasons including:
- You’re pregnant and over the age of 35
- A family medical history of genetic or chromosomal abnormalities
- You already have a child (or children) with birth defects
- You’ve had two or more miscarriages
- You’ve delivered a stillborn baby with symptoms of genetic illness
It is important to know that while genetic screening and testing is very effective in identifying your risks, it cannot predict the severity.
South Florida Perinatal Medicine offers almost all kinds of genetic prenatal testing procedures including amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling. Our experienced lab technicians and perinatologists are dedicated to providing the best prenatal care.
Request an appointment for genetic screening and testing right away. South Florida Perinatal Medicine has multiple locations in Miami and Fort Lauderdale for your convenience.
Exceptional Genetic Prenatal Testing and Care in South Florida
Genetic prenatal testing is the first step to determining the kind of treatment you need as well as for you to prepare for the future. There are many women who have cramping in the first trimester, spotting during pregnancy or Down Syndrome symptoms, and yet deliver healthy babies. Doing genetic screening or testing does not always mean that your baby will be born with a defect.
Genetic screening and testing brings relief to many expectant parents as it puts an end to unnecessary worry by confirming whether or not your pregnancy is high risk.
What types of genetic screening and testing does South Florida Perinatal Medicine offer?
We test for all known genetic diseases including:
- Chromosomal abnormalities like Down Syndrome
- Cystic fibrosis
- Open neural tube defects like Spina bifida
- Sickle cell disease
- Trisomy 18
- Beta thalasemia and more
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With the right kind of prenatal care, it is possible to minimize the risks of health issues and preterm babies. The perinatologists at South Florida Perinatal Medicine are trained in high risk pregnancies. They will work with you and your healthcare provider to ensure positive results.
Call South Florida Perinatal Medicine to make an appointment for genetic prenatal testing at a location near you.
If you are an existing patient you can access the Patient Portal to schedule a follow up procedure, view genetic test results, etc.
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