Genetic diseases run the gamut from relatively minor, like some forms of arthritis, to potentially disabling, such as spina bifida, to inevitably fatal, such as Tay Sachs. We offer a range of genetic testing options at our Texas facilities that can identify the causes of infertility. At the Center of Reproductive Medicine, we can test to assess whether an embryo is at risk of a genetic anomaly, and measure the likelihood that a developing baby might have a birth defect.
Gone are the days of waiting until a pregnancy is well past the midway point to undergo genetic tests. Today, you can learn much about your body and a future pregnancy well before there's even an embryo. Genetic screening options include:
A hundred years ago, no one even knew genes existed. Now we know that, in conjunction with our environment, they affect much of how we live, reproduce, and feel. Unlocking your genetic legacy provides you with vital information about your health and future.
Almost everyone can benefit from genetic testing before or during pregnancy, since not everyone who has a genetic disorder -- or whose baby carries such a disorder -- displays clear risk factors. Talk to your doctor about any concerns you have about genetic testing, but know that this is a viable and potentially beneficial option no matter how healthy you are.