EGG DONOR SCREENINGNo matter what type of family you want to form, Amplexa Genetics supports responsible parenthood; that is why we want to help you choose a qualified egg donor.
Regardless of the type of egg donor you prefer, you should seek medical advice to have your candidate comprehensively evaluated; the evaluation should include physical, biological, psychological, and genetic tests.
You must keep in mind that your child will inherit 50% of its genes from the egg donor and 50% of its genes from you.
An egg donor always passes an X chromosome to her offspring. The X chromosome likely has more than 1000 genes. In addition to being more prominent than the Y chromosome, it is also responsible for many traits and diseases. If the X chromosome has mutated genes related to a disease, your son may inherit the disease. Some conditions can be treated medically, while others are rare diseases without treatments
EGG DONOR SCREENINGEgg donor screening is a test for couples who want pregnancy with the help from an egg donor in relation to IVF. The test is used to investigate genetic mutations passed from an egg donor to the children and cause hereditary disease.
HEREDITARY DISEASESHereditary diseases are inherited through genetic material from one generation to another. There are different types of hereditary diseases. In this analysis, we focus on two types:
1. RECESSIVE GENETIC DISEASETwo copies of the same mutated gene, one in the woman and one in the man, cause the disease.
2. X-LINKED RECESSIVE HEREDITARY DISEASEIn boys: One copy of the mutated gene is sufficient to cause the disease.
In girls: Two copies of the mutated gene are needed to cause the disease, but it is more likely the woman inherits only one copy of the mutated gene and will be a healthy carrier.
GENES ANALYZED AND THE PREVALENCE OF THE RELATED DISEASES:
GET TESTED BEFORE:
- Selecting an egg donor
- Trying to get pregnant with an egg donor