Developmental Delay Diagnostics

According to recent statistics from the CDC in the USA, 1 in 7 children have some sort of developmental delay. UK NHS figures indicate that 1 in 15 people in the UK have a so called rare disorder. Meanwhile, about 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to estimates from CDC Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. Autism Spetrum Disorder is almost 5 times more common among boys (1 in 42) than among girls (1 in 189).

Sengenics was the 1st company outside the USA to offer microarray and genomics-based diagnostics. The company has now built a portfolio of more than 400 genetic tests for Developmental Delay, Rare Genetic Disorders and Cancer. Many of these conditions have an underlying genetic basis that can be diagnosed using Clinical Exome Sequencing.

You should consider testing if..

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    You have a child with learning difficulties, delayed development or other noticeable symptoms that your doctor suspects may be a genetic condition.

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    Your doctor thinks you may have a genetic disorder and wishes to have an accurate confirmation of the diagnosis before you plan a family.

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    You have had multiple miscarriages or stillbirths, or are planning an advanced age pregnancy. All these situations may suggest an increased risk that your baby could be born with a genetic disorder.

Why test?

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    Accurate diagnosis will make possible early and appropriate intervention which will improve disease outcome.

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    Early intervention and management of learning and developmental disorders can make a massive improvement in affected children.

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    Can save your years of heartache and distress from knowing exactly what the underlying cause is.

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    Appropriate treatment and positive management of the condition for the affected child can be initiated as early as possible.

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    Provide peace of mind and improve quality of life for the affected child and family.

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    Understand the chance of having another child with the same condition.