Know Where to Find Out More on Genetics
Genetics and the testing for genetic conditions has come on leaps and bounds in the last decade, offering more people the opportunity to discover more about their genetics at any stage of their life. This can help when it comes to couples looking towards the future and family planning, as well as those with a family history of genetic conditions.
NIPT Testing for Genetics
NIPT, Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing, is now more widely available for those who would like to know more about their genetics.
These tests can be done in professional settings, giving you an insight into your own health, and help you make informed choices moving forwards. Often done via a blood test or from a buccal swab, these can be quick tests that give so much clarity.
There are a number of tests available that offer a range of testing options and insights.
Peek A Baby and NIPT Testing
Peek A Baby understand that this is a big development, not just in general, but for those who are pregnant. NIPT testing can happen during pregnancy to get an insight into the genetics of your baby, often known as a ‘New Generation Test’.
With this development in mind, Peek A Baby are looking into these advancements internally to better help their clients in the future. Stay tuned for more information on this development…
The Recent Spotlight on Genetic Disorders
NIPT testing has recently come into the spotlight due to a current Eastenders storyline. This storyline sees the character Whitney Dean finding out that her baby has a rare condition known as Edwards Syndrome. Sadly, this condition affects around 3 in 10,000 births in the UK, with only a small number of babies living past their 1st birthday.
This sensitive storyline has been researched and handled extremely well, but it does shed light on the NIPT testing availability within the UK. It is a growing industry development with more people investing in their own genetics both before and during pregnancy, as well as the genetics of their babies.
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Our new Early Gender Blood Testing is also available if you simply cannot wait to find out! Available from just 6 weeks, why not read more about this test and book your appointment with us today.
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