PreventionGenetics Releases Genetic Tests for Infertility
Marshfield, WI – PreventionGenetics has launched new genetic tests for both female and male infertility. Infertility affects 10-20% of couples worldwide and is generally attributed to males and females equally. It is estimated that genetic abnormalities including both chromosomal and single-gene alterations can account for up to 30% of cases of infertility (Hotaling 2014).
“At PreventionGenetics we are committed to helping couples find genetic answers,” said James Weber, PhD, Founder and President of PreventionGenetics. “We offer a comprehensive suite of genetic tests for both male and female infertility tests to aid in the diagnostic evaluation.”
In addition to the diagnostic value, genetic testing for infertility may influence treatment and management. “For example hypogonadotropic hypogonadism is a type of infertility with an underlying genetic cause” said Fang Xu, PhD “it is also treatable once diagnosed”. “In other cases, the answers may help a couple understand the underlying cause of their infertility to know what they are up against,” Xu added.
Infertility tests now available at PreventionGenetics include the new infertility sequencing panels covering 83 genes for females and 80 genes for males, chromosomal microarray, Y chromosome deletion testing, and FMR1 CGG Repeat Expansion for Premature Ovarian Failure (POF type 1).
Tests offered by PreventionGenetics are performed in their CLIA and ISO 15189:2013 accredited laboratory. All tests must be ordered through a qualified healthcare provider.
Founded in 2004 and located in Marshfield, Wisconsin, PreventionGenetics is a CLIA and ISO 15189:2012 accredited clinical DNA testing laboratory. PreventionGenetics provides patients with sequencing and deletion/duplication tests for nearly all clinically relevant genes. These tests include the powerful and comprehensive whole exome sequencing test, PGxome®. More at PreventionGenetics.com.
PreventionGenetics also offers DNA Banking (PGDNABank), a long-term storage of a person’s DNA. DNA Banking is available direct-to-consumer.
Hotaling J.M. 2014. The Urologic Clinics of North America. 41: 1-17. PubMed ID:24286764