New Service: Family Planning Panel

January 24, 2023

With the Family Planning Panel, you can determine your childs’ risk for possible hereditary diseases even before pregnancy. For this purpose, 1,943 genes that can lead to early severe childhood diseases are examined.

Many people carry disease-causing variants in their genetic material without knowing it and without becoming ill themselves. For example, if both parents are carriers of a disease-causing gene variant, there is a 25 percent risk of having a child with this hereditary disease. With the Family Planning Panel, both common genetic disorders, such as cystic fibrosis or spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), as well as very rare syndromes, are specifically investigated. For the evaluation, we combine the genetic data of both parents and determine the risk for your child.

The Family Planning Panel at a glance:

  • The panel includes 1,943 genes that cause severe disease in early childhood.
  • Targeted analyses for fragile X syndrome (FMR1 repeat) and spinal muscular atrophy (SMN1-MLPA) are also performed.
  • Data from both parents are analyzed together and summarized in an easy-to-read report.

The result of the genetic testing, in combination with human genetic counseling, allows you to make an informed decision. In this way, you can inform yourself at an early stage about the various options, such as prenatal diagnostics or early, targeted treatment of the newborn.

The new panel can be requested here:

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