Maternal Resources provides genetic screening for parents concerned about genetic abnormalities or conditions. DNA screening can be a valuable tool to help you plan for the future and know what to expect. Genetic screening can be conducted in several different ways and is used today all over the world to test for conditions that could harm a newborn.
These tests examine the parents’ or the baby’s genes, chromosomes and the development of key proteins.
Parents can be tested before conceiving to find possible abnormalities they could pass on or the likelihood a baby will inherit a condition, such as sickle cell anemia. Pregnant mothers can take part in prenatal testing to test for genetic or chromosomal disorders in the baby before birth, such as down’s syndrome or muscular dystrophy.
Newborn screening tests for genetic conditions that can cause complications after birth, such as phenylketonuria, congenital hypothyroidism or cystic fibrosis.