MNG Laboratories Carrier Exome
MNG Laboratories has introduced the MNG Carrier Exome, a test to determine carrier status for recessive disorders like cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, and Tay-Sachs disease. The test is designed to detect a wide range of rare family or sub-population specific variants that could have an adverse effect in offspring. Whole exome sequencing is performed on both partners in order to detect shared known pathogenic and predicted disruptive variants in genes that are causative of autosomal recessive disorders. This test is intended for prospective parents who are interested in the most complete review of their genetic background to better understand their risk of having children with rare autosomal recessive disorders. It is not recommended for diagnostic purposes.
In addition to the MNG Carrier Exome, MNG Laboratories is launching a Pan-European Carrier Screen test and an Ashkenazi Jewish Carrier Screen test.