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Among the many genetic tests available, the BabyMap- For Couple along with Baby’s Neonatal Screening is the most advanced.

What is BabyMap – For Couple along with Baby’s Neonatal Screening?

BabyMap For a Couple along with baby’s neonatal screening is done to understand the carrier state of the couple and genetic condition of the newborn.

  • The couple’s DNA is analyzed to derive information about their reproductive risks[1].
  • Particularly useful for couples planning for a child.
  • Gives an idea of genetic conditions they are carriers of1].

BabyMap For a Couple along with baby’s neonatal screening scans the DNA of the newborn to screen for any genetic, metabolic or other disorders[2].

Why is BabyMap – For Couple along with Baby’s Neonatal Screening suggested?

A BabyMap – For Couple along with Baby’s Neonatal Screening gives information about the genetic compatibility of the couple and their newborn child.

  • Detects hereditary conditions in the newborn.
  • Tells us what genes may have passed on to the child.
  • Gives an idea of carrier states and development of disorders in the future.
  • Early detection of faulty genes can prompt efficient and timely treatment.

How is a BabyMap – For Couple along with Baby’s Neonatal Screening performed?

For the  BabyMap – For Couple along with Baby’s Neonatal Screening:

  • 2-4 milliliters of venous blood is collected from the arm for the couple in an EDTA tube and sent for analysis[1].
  • For the infant, the blood is collected via a small prick on the heel[2].
  • The blood is then spotted on the spotting card and sent for analysis.

What are the parameters measured in BabyMap – For Couple along with Baby’s Neonatal Screening?

The BabyMap – For Couple along with Baby’s Neonatal Screening uses DNA to detect the presence of defective genes and the carrier states.

Preparation before performing BabyMap – For Couple along with Baby’s Neonatal Screening

No preparation is needed for BabyMap – For Couple along with Baby’s Neonatal Screening.

Post-care after BabyMap – For Couple along with Baby’s Neonatal Screening

There are no post-care measures after a BabyMap – For Couple along with Baby’s Neonatal Screening test.

Sample types in BabyMap – For Couple along with Baby’s Neonatal Screening

For a BabyMap – For Couple along with Baby’s Neonatal Screening venous blood samples are collected from the couple and newborn baby.

Side effects/risks of BabyMap – For Couple along with Baby’s Neonatal Screening

The BabyMap – For Couple along with Baby’s Neonatal Screening has no side effects.

 

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