Horizon™ carrier screening is a simple test that checks to see if you are a carrier of one or more autosomal recessive or X-linked genetic conditions. The majority of people are carriers of at least one genetic condition. Most carriers are healthy; however, they can have a risk to have a child with a genetic condition. Having carrier screening allows you to make more informed reproductive decisions by helping you understand you carrier status. You can have Horizon carrier screening before or during pregnancy.
Many people who have experienced a miscarriage want to know the reason for the loss. Anora™ provides accurate and comprehensive chromosome results to determine the cause of a miscarriage.
In a recent study, 95% of patients who had chromosome analysis for miscarriage were glad they did; two-thirds who did not wished they had. (Lathi et al. ASRM. 2011)
Anora looks at tissue from a pregnancy loss (also called ‘products of conception’ or ‘POC’) to find out if a chromosome abnormality was the likely cause of the miscarriage. The results of Anora can reduce your emotional burden caused by a miscarriage by helping to explain why it occured. It can also help identify if there is an increased chance for you to have another pregnancy with a chromosome problem.
Anora tests POC tissue on a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) miscroarry looking for missing or extra chromosomes (called aneuploidy), missing or extra pieces of chromosomes (called deletions/duplications), and uniparental disomy (UPD) which is two copies of a chromosome from one parent and no copies from the other parent.
Anora can be used on losses that occur as early as 5 weeks.
Anora is often used right after a D&C procedure (when tissue is collected); however it can also be used if you miscarry at home. A blood sample from the patient or her partner should be be submitted along with the POC tissue. Results are sent to your doctor in within 10 days.
Anora can be used to test previous miscarriages if the tissue was stored in paraffin. Check with your doctor to see if tissue was sent to a pathology lab. The Anora paraffin test has a few additional limitations compared to the Anora fresh test.
Results are typically provided within 10 days
Kits to collect samples are available at Nexgen Pathology
Results >99% of the time
The ability to distinguish between maternal and normal female fetal results
Detection of all whole chromosome abnormalities as well as deletions/duplication
Detects more than traditional methods of testing
Results may help you avoid other costly medical tests
A very small amount of tissue is required
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