NJ Series Carrier Risk Assessment

Autosomal recessive inherited disease

In average, each person carries 2.3 genetic conditions
  • Carriers are usually asymptomatic and will never be aware of it unless they perform a genetic carrier screening
  • 2 out of 5 people carries defective genes 
  • For example, around 10% of the Chinese population are thalassemia carriers, while most of them are unaware of the condition 
  • Defective genes can be inherited and causing diseases

Autosomal recessive genes effects your child up to 75%

  • Caused by autosomal recessive genes
  • Owning a pair of recessive genes will lead to autosomal recessive inherited disease 
  • Carrier with only one copy of mutation for a recessive disease has no symptoms
  • With two carriers as parents;
  • The child will have up to 25% chance of inheriting a carrier gene and being born with a severe disease. 
Even if the child is not born with disease, there is still a 50% chance that the child will become a carrier, with the defective gene affecting offspring constantly.   

NJ Series prevents your offspring from life-threatening inherited diseases

  • Reveal the genetic conditions of you and your partners
  • Analyse the genetic risk of your children
  • Hereditary risk assessment for better preparation
  • For positive result cases, you can minimize the risk of carrier diseases with IVF and related technologies

NJ Series Carrier Risk Assessment Test detect 400+ inherited diseases (related to 17 body systems in total) for your offspring

Suitable Candidates (Recommended for couples to conduct the test at the same time)

  • Family planning - couples planning to get married and planning to have a baby (especially for those who has/have a disease family history)
  • Consanguineous couples
  • Couples planning to have in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment
  • Couples who have unexplained abortion history
  • Newborn baby
  • Those who want to know their carrier disease status

Test Specifications

Test Code
Specimen Requirements
Turnaround Time
Next generation sequencing (NGS)
6 mL blood in EDTA tube/ 10 Buccal Swab
3-4 weeks
Next generation sequencing (NGS)
6 mL blood in EDTA tube x 2 / 6 mL blood in EDTA tube + Saliva x 1 / 10 Buccal Swab + Saliva x 1
3-4 weeks

How to get started

Our tests must be ordered by a doctor. Ask your doctor if a Mygenia test is right for you. We can help you find a doctor if you don’t have one.

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