NxGen Universal Panel

With over 99% accuracy, the NxGen Universal Test Panel is one of the world's most precise and thorough tests for detecting genetic markers for 22 of the most common genetic diseases that may affect pregnancy and future child development.

NxGen Universal Panel

What Is It?

The NxGen Universal Panel screens for more common genetic conditions across multiple ethnicities, such as cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, and Tay-Sachs. Knowing your actual risk is critical because the results can impact the course of your family’s life. As the most comprehensive test available, the exclusive NxGen Universal Panel can address this complete list of genetic diseases specific to North American families:

  • ABCC8-related Hyperinsulinism
  • Bloom syndrome
  • Canavan disease
  • Cystic fibrosis (CF)
  • Dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase deficiency (DLD)
  • Familial dysautonomia (FD)
  • Fanconi anemia type C
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Gaucher disease
  • Glycogen storage disease type 1a (GSD1A)
  • Joubert syndrome
  • Maple Syrup Urine Disease (Type 1A & 1B) (MSUD)
  • Mucolipidosis type IV
  • Nemaline myopathy
  • Niemann-Pick disease, SMPD1-associated
  • Spinal muscular atrophy
  • Tay-Sachs disease
  • Usher Syndrome — Type 1F and Type III
  • Walker – Warburg syndrome

The Universal Panel Advantage includes screening for all diseases covered in the Universal Panel and the following diseases:

  • Alpha thalassemia
  • Beta thalassemia
  • Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PD)
  • Sickle cell anemia

The Universal Plus Panel includes screening for all diseases in the Universal Panel and the following diseases:

  • Factor II
  • Factor V Lieden

Why NxGen?

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.


Who Should Take It?

  • All individuals who are of African American, Mediterranean, or Ashkenazi Jewish descent
  • All individuals of childbearing age, regardless of gender
  • All individuals with a family history of genetic disorders
  • All individuals with partners who are carriers of a genetic disorder
  • Anyone considering in vitro fertilization
  • Pregnant women

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

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Get answers to all your questions related to billing, insurance coverage, the status of your screening results, and more by calling us at (855) 776-9436 or clicking the link below.

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