"Need of the hour"
A Webinar on Carrier Screening Test.
Over a million babies are born each year in India with genetic disorders and over 20 to 30% of all infant deaths are due to genetic disorders.
Some of the most common inherited genetic disorders seen in India are congenital adrenal hyperplasia, glucose-6-phosphate degydrigenase (G6PD), neuromuscular disorders, cystic fibrosis, etc.
Each individual harbours 2.8 known severe recessive disorders. A recessive gene defect can be passed on through generations in a family without ever being known.
Carrier Screening Test helps couples planning for a baby understand their carrier status and the risk for having a child with a genetic condition.
As a clinician, you can help alleviate India's genetic disorder burden.
Join Dr. Sheetal Sharda, Senior Consultant in Clinical Genomics, MedGenome Labs as she highlights:
- Clinical conditions for offering Carrier Screening Test to families with case-based scenarios
- The flaws of genotype and why NGS is a better method
- Leveraging of the Indian genetic variant database to screen for genetic variations and diseases that are specific to the Indian population
- The benefits and limitations of the test