1 in 100 babies have genetic disorders. However, scientific advances allow us to prevent disorder transmission and change this statistic to 1 in 30,000 newborns.

The Carrier Genetic Testing (CGT) helps prevent our children from being born with a genetic disease. Parents without a family history of genetic diseases and who do not show symptoms themselves can be carriers of a genetic mutation. The goal of this test is to identify these mutations and determine if the maternal and paternal genes are compatible, to avoid transmitting the disease to the future baby. Each person's genetic information is stored in genes that are part of the DNA within each cell. Each gene has two copies, one inherited from the mother and the other from the father. When one of those particular genes has a mutation or does not function as it should, genetic disorders occur.

Who can take the Carrier Genetic Testing?

It is normal to have gene alterations, but the problem arises when both biological mother and father have the same mutation in the same gene, and therefore the chances of transmitting the disease to the child increase.

For this reason, we recommend taking the CGT for any couple who wants to start a family naturally, before starting assisted reproduction treatment. With the CGT results, our medical team can identify the transmission risk and the best treatment for each patient.

At WeFIV, we perform the Carrier Genetic Testing on our donors and compare the results with those of our patients because we are committed not only to achieving pregnancy but also to the birth of a healthy baby and the prevention of genetic diseases.

How long does it take to get results, and what is done if mutations are detected?

As mentioned earlier, the CGT involves studying a blood sample from both the biological father and mother. In our laboratories, our team of specialists analyzes the samples and can detect 1.900 genes implicated in 2.200 diseases to reduce their transmission. These types of diseases currently have no cure, so prevention is crucial.

If one parent has a mutation in their genes, it does not pose a risk to the future baby. However, if both parents have a mutation in the same gene, the risk of transmitting a disease to their offspring is high; in that case, to conceive, we recommend undergoing In Vitro Fertilization with Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis to identify a healthy embryo for transfer to the uterus.

If you are planning a pregnancy, our WeFIV team can provide specialized advice according to your needs and specific situation. We are an Assisted Reproduction Center with the latest technology and a dedicated team of professionals committed to providing comprehensive, personalized, and high-quality care.