VERSYS CLINICS - GENETIC CENTER
About 96 % of newborns come into the world healthy, however 4 % of them suffer from some kind of developmental disorder or genetic disease. Based on these, it can be established, that every pregnant woman, regardless of age, has a 4 % chance to give birth to a physically or mentally disabled child.
That is why genetic screening tests are designed to diagnose diseases causing severe physical and / or intellectual disabilities that can be recognized in the fetal stage.
In Versys Clinics Genetic Center, we provide genetic counseling for our patients, where they receive comprehensive information, for example, if examinations indicate any chance of a congenital or later manifested but most likely genetic-related illness/disorder. Counseling is also responsible for clarifying the exact nature and cause of the illness that arises, as well as determining the genetic risk for the person examined and for relatives. Our patients are also informed about the expected course of the detected disease and are provided with help considering the further genetic examinations that will be necessary in the future.
In the course of the genetic counseling in Versys Clinics - Genetic Center screening and diagnostic examinations connected to infertility are also provided, as well as outlining of possible solutions and the evaluation of information. As about 30 % of infertility cases are due to genetic factors, genetic examinations anticipating the assisted reproduction (insemination, IVF or ICSI) methods are playing a very important role.
THE MOST FREQUENT COGENITAL FETAL ABNORMALITIES
The most commonly occurring cogenital disorders are the so-called multifactorial disorders, represented by 2800 cases per year according to statistics. In the order of frequency of occurrence chromosomal abnormalities are in the second place: Yearly about 700 children are born in Hungary with chromosomal abnormalities, entailing severe physical and mental disabilities. The most common abnormality is Down syndrome or Trisomy 21, responsible for 3-5% of mental disabilities. Down syndrome accounts for 165-175 cases yearly, a part of which accompanied by severe organ disorders. The third group of abnormalities are the so-called so-called Mendelian disorders. In these cases 25-50% of children are affected by the disease. The prevalence is 1: 2000, there are many types of these diseases, several thousands of diseases are included in this group.
Invasive genetic examination is performed upon the request of the mother or joint decision of the parents, after the provision of detailed information.
FURTHER INFORMATION ON GENETIC EXAMINATIONS:
- Some invasive tests and even screening are not mandatory, they can be refused at any time, but you have to keep a written record of it.
- The patient can choose from the given examinations.
- If you do not understand something or anything remained unclear, you have the right to ask questions at any time, in order to be fully informed.
- The result of AFP screening alone is not adequate for the screening of Down syndrome.
- Parents expecting the child will jointly decide whether to take the invasive test that poses risk of miscarriage.
- Women over the age of 35 should be offered the possibility of fetal invasive testing regardless of the screening result.
- The negative result of screening and diagnostic examinations does not guarantee the perfect health state of the expected child, as these examinations are primarily detecting targeted diseases.
HOW IS THE TEST PERFORMED?
In each case, it starts with a consultation, the outcome of which will help the doctor to decide about the nature and schedule of the coming examination.
WHAT SHOULD I PREPARE FOR?
You do not need to prepare for the consultation, you will be provided with detailed information about the following examinations on the occasion of fixing the date of the next appointment.
HOW LONG DOES AN EXAMINATION TAKE?
The duration of the examinations vary, our colleague will inform you about the length of the given examination.
WHEN DO I GET MY RECORDS?
Depending on the type of examination records will be provided after 1-3 weeks.
OUR MEDICAL STAFF - GENETIC CENTER