NxGen Hematological Panel
With over 99% accuracy, the NxGen Hematological Panel is one of the world's most precise and thorough tests for detecting genetic markers for 4 of the most common genetic diseases that may affect pregnancy and future child development for people with African American and Mediterranean heritages.
What Is It?
The NxGen Hematological Panel identifies your risk to be a carrier of genetic diseases common to people of African American or Mediterranean descent. More than 270 million people worldwide are carriers of a clinically relevant disease this panel is designed to detect. By knowing your actual risk, you can can work with your doctor to outline your options to help you move forward with confidence.
The NxGen Hematological Panel can detect your risk for carrying the following genetic diseases specific to African American and Mediterranean families:
- Alpha Thalassemia
- Beta Thalassemia
- Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency (G6PD)
- Sickle Cell Anemia
To learn more about a specific disease, click on its highlighted link above.
Who Should Take It?
• All individuals of childbearing age, regardless of gender
• Those of African American and Mediterranean heritages
• Those considering in vitro fertilization
When testing, our laboratory analyzes all of the coding DNA in a gene to determine if any disease-causing pathogenic variants are present. By sequencing all of the coding DNA in a gene, instead of just a portion, we are able to offer the most accurate genetic testing available, regardless of your ethnicity. The majority of laboratories are only sequencing a portion of the gene, leaving room for error with missed pathogenic variants, especially when testing a variety of ethnicities. By sequencing the entire gene, NxGen MDx testing eliminates the doubt in a negative result and drastically reduces the residual risk, regardless of ethnicity.
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