Panels and Screens
NxGen MDx screens for over 120 genetic disorders that can affect you, your baby, and your family's future. Most clients opt for a set of screens, called panels, that combine several individual screens for the most frequently occurring diseases or disorders. Scroll down for details on our panels or stand-alone screens.
The panels listed below were developed to meet the needs of unique groups. For the facts on each and downloadable brochures on panels, click the related link below. You should talk to your doctor about which screens align with your health, age, ancestry, and current needs.
A stand-alone screen can reveal your risks for passing an inheritable genetic disease or non-inheritable genetic condition to your child. Click for details on a specific disease or condition and to download its fact sheet.
Discovering Your Genetic Inheritance
The human body is made of trillions of cells. The vast majority of our cells contain our genetic information, which is inherited from our parents in the form of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). A gene is a segment of DNA that is responsible for providing instructions, or a recipe, for how to make a specific protein that the human body needs for normal growth and development. If there are changes (or mutations) in the recipe of a gene, that protein will be affected in some way and may not be able to complete its job in the human body. Genes are located on larger structures called chromosomes. Humans typically have 23 pairs of chromosomes, which we inherit from our parents—giving us two different copies of each gene that we have. Generally, genes can be either "recessive" or "dominant." The charts below show the how genes can be inherited and cause disease based on whether they are recessive or dominant.
Recessive Genetic Disease
In order for carriers to pass on a recessive gene, both partners would have to be carriers of the same genetic disease.
Dominant Genetic Disease
Talk to a Genetic Counselor
As a NxGen client, you'll have access to personal genetic counselors who can help explain the results of your screens and provide insight on how to move forward. To schedule a personal conference to discuss your screen results, call (855) 776-9436. or click the link below.Discuss Your Screening Results