The STID is a screening test for carriership of > 500 common recessive disorders, including cystic fibrosis (CF), spinal muscle atrophy (SMA), sickle cell, thalassemia, mental retardation, blindness, deafness and many metabolic abnormalities.
The overall frequency of such recessive disorders is 1%, which is higher than the frequency of Down syndrome.
If both partners carry a mutation in the same disorder gene, they have a 25% risk that their offspring will be affected by a recessive disorder, and prenatal diagnosis with chorionic biopsy (CVS) or amniocentesis (AC) can be offered.
STID can be offered to any couple with the desire of having children as recessive diseases exist with healthy couples who are carrier of a mutation in the same gene without knowning it. The frequency of recessive diseases is 1%, which is higher than Down syndrome.
The STID is a DNA test with NGS sequencing of 436 genes implicated in > 500 recessive hereditary diseases. The list of diseases can be viewed by clicking on “List of hereditary diseases”. The STID is performed under CLIA and CAP accreditation.
The results will be mailed both to you and your physician by e-mail. Genetic counselling to discuss the results, implications towards your desire to have children and the organisation for further investigations are offered by GENDIA.
Consultation in Antwerp:
You can make an appointment for a consultation at the GENDIA premises in Antwerp through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please fill out the formon your PC, print it out and bring it to the consultation.
You or your doctor can request a saliva kit from GENDIA and return the kit to GENDIA.
Please fill in the formon your PC, print it from the website, and send it along with the saliva sample in the saliva kit to:
Emiel Vloorsstraat 9