Genetic testing of newborns and pre-screening of adults allows families to learn about the risks of heritable disorders, so that they may be planned for or even treated early. Learn more about the importance of genetic testing, sex-linked inheritance and genetic disorders, and inherited genetic disorders by visiting the following links.
- Genetic Disease Carrier Screening is important for identifying risk factors that can impact family-building. For more info, view FCI’s Genetic Disease Carrier Screening Consent Form.
- Some genetic disorders are sex-linked, meaning they are passed from the mother to the male child. The National Institutes of Health MedlinePlus encyclopedia explains sex-linked inheritance.
- Cystic fibrosis is an example of a recessive genetic disorder that may be passed from parents to their children. To learn about the tests for cystic fibrosis, visit the Mayo Clinic’s website.
- Recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) is defined as 3 consecutive miscarriages occurring at less than 20 weeks of Gestation. Based on this definition, RPL affects 1-2% of all fertile couples. Find out more about the possible causes, including both genetic and environmental factors.