Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
 
Healthcare(Healthcare & Medicine)
Filter PR by
  
IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic stresses the importance of pre-marital screening to avoid passing on of genetic diseases to children
 
  • The pre-marital screening is a customary blood test, which allows couples to be genetically screened for incurable inherited diseases before they start a family. 
  • The test checks for 549 diseases, 600 genetic disorders and 4000 genetic mutation by a blood sample only.

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 12 March 2017:  Marriage is a significant event in a couple’s life. However, most of us are not fully aware of our state of health or what we might be carrying forward genetically. Though you might not have any health problems in the past, you may be a silent carrier of a hereditary disease, which could affect your children once you choose to conceive. The IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic is a highly advanced IVF institution with clinics in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Muscat. The institution stresses on the importance of pre-marital screening for all couples trying to conceive – whether naturally or through IVF means. 

IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic in the UAE conducts the pre-marital screening through a simple blood test known as Carrier Genetic Test (CGT) – an exclusive offering of IVI Middle East. CGT allows couples to be genetically screened for incurable inherited diseases before they start a family. It checks for 549 diseases, 600 genetic disorders and 4000 genetic mutations by a blood sample only which is studied in the lab in detail. Pre-marital screenings serve to detect potential health problems, which not only cover thalassemia but also a wide spectrum of genetically transmitted problems. 

”It is noted that 18 per cent of paediatric hospital consultations see visits for genetic problems and 20 per cent of infant mortality in developed countries is due to genetic disorders. A pre-marital screening test like CGT prevents patients from transmitting diseases to their children even if they are the carriers. As it detects genetic incompatibilities at an early stage, it reduces the chances of transmission of such diseases,” said Dr. Human Fatemi, Medical Director at IVI Middle East.”

 “Generally, parents who are carriers of serious genetic diseases realize it after giving birth to an affected child. Genetic diseases cannot be cured, but can be prevented. CGT allows us to identify such couples. This can prevent serious genetic diseases that lack treatment option. A positive result means the presence of one or more mutations in the individual. In that case, the test should be carried out in the other member of the couple too. If both are carriers of a mutation in the same single gene, there is high risk of having a sick child. In such cases there are options to conceive healthy children with IVF means,” said Dr Fatemi. 
 “In the UAE and the region where consanguineous couples – those marrying first or second-degree relatives is common, such pre-marital screening is highly recommended. The test not only provides peace of mind, but also ensures that if couples are told they are at risk of having a child with an inherited disease, they can be assured of absolutely healthy babies via IVF,” added Dr. Human Fatemi.

IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic is a part of Equipo IVI, headquartered in Spain, is the undisputed world leader in the field of infertility treatments. The group has the largest presence worldwide with 61 clinics and over 135,000 healthy babies born. The group commenced its operations with its first fertility clinic in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Within a short span of a year, the clinics have witnessed a high success rate of over 70 per cent and 200+ successful pregnancies. 

As a pioneer of several techniques and treatments in In-Vitro Fertilization, IVI Middle East has continuously invested in research and development to bring out new and effective treatment approaches, which today contribute significantly to the assisted reproduction techniques industry in the UAE giving aspiring couples access to international standards of reproductive medicine. 

Posted by : Dubai PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 9266 times
PR Category : Healthcare & Medicine
Posted on : Sunday, March 12, 2017  10:17:00 AM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of DubaiPRNetwork.com.
Previous Story : UAE Minister of Health and Prevention meets with Dutch Ambas...
Next Story : DHA inks deal with Emirates Hospitals Group to provide resto...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to Section Home

Related Stories



 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Reverse the effects of hair fall with Crescina Re-Growth HFSC Shampoo [14109-Views]
Achieve whiter teeth at home with Spotlight Teeth White Strips [13420-Views]
Golden Bridge Rectangle Diamonds Celebrates The Virtuosity Of Art Deco Design Genius [12157-Views]
Noble™ Anti-aging Skin Care Products [11669-Views]
Skyline Conducted Women of Substance: A Panel Discussion on Women Empowerment [11175-Views]
UAE National Day celebrated in Skyline Carnival 2017 [11126-Views]
SUC signed MOU with Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah [10742-Views]
SUC conducted Tour Guide Training Program for SCTDA [10706-Views]
Calvin Klein Presents Steadfast Collection [10571-Views]
Time for Some AIGNER Love [10321-Views]
Mohammed bin Rashid Launches UAE Astronaut Programme [9827-Views]
Mido's Multifort Escape - An uncompromising timepiece for exploring new horizons [9595-Views]
RUNWAY DUBAI creates a new buzz campaign for fashion tourism [9388-Views]
Gift gorgeous skin this festive season. [9113-Views]
NIVEA MEN and Real Madrid Extend Partnership Globally Covering 70+ Countries [9095-Views]
Sthan, bringing you authentic Frontier food from beyond borders, is now open in Dubai [8717-Views]
Eberhard & Co. celebrates 130th Anniversary with special commemorative Edition Chrono 4 [8546-Views]
Coach Women's Lex Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch Collection [7887-Views]
‘Artistry' - Branded Jewellery show at Malabar Gold & Diamonds' outlet in Meena Bazar, Bur... [7838-Views]
Together for Egyptian Cinema: A Million happy viewers [7265-Views]
Celebrate the Festive Season With the Galleria on Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi [7082-Views]
BOSS watches presents Navigator Collection [6814-Views]
Absolutely Rejuvenated Skin to Start the New Year [6594-Views]
Feast your way into the festive season at The Coffee Club [6564-Views]
Bovet Presents Brilliant Is Beautiful Gala Benefitting Artists for Peace and Justice's Gl... [6448-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories