The risk of gene variants or abnormalities

A gene is composed of a group of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). Every gene has a complete piece of DNA and has its genetic blueprint. This sequence determines the genetic information of each gene and determines what the parents pass on to their children including physical and psychological characteristics such as the child’s height, memory, appearance, etc. If the sequence of the DNA that makes up a gene is abnormal, the genetic information contained in it will cause genetic diseases due to errors.

Knowledge is power. Early Intervention saves lives.

The early stages of life are the most crucial as they are foundation of a child’s future health and development. While physical disabilities such as visual impairments can be identified before the child turns three, developmental disorders such as autism are not well visible so they are more likely to be diagnosed after the age of three.

Researches have shown

The early detection may facilitate a faster access to intervention
which can significantly improve child’s condition.

Conditions caused by genetic mutations

AsthmaBreathing difficulty, wheezing and shortness of breath
ADHDInability to concentrate and hyperactivity
Allergic rhinitisNose inflammation triggered by allergens
Wilson diseaseLiver disease, central nervous system disorders or death
Atopic dermatitisEczema and itching
Hearing lossPartial or complete inability to Hear

Understand your baby’s gene for a healthier future

Newborn genetic screening can help to detect chromosomal abnormalities as well as the presence of risk factors early so that you are better equipped to address any potential problems to avoid the development of serious symptoms that may go undetected as the baby grows up.