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CellaGene B Test

A risk assessment regarding which genetic diseases the child may be affected by

The test aims to identify inherited genetic diseases and is particularly focused on families with a history of cystic fibrosis, beta-thalassemia, and sickle cell disease, but it can also be valuable for all pregnant women. Detecting potential inherited genetic diseases during pregnancy is a proactive step to ensure the health and well-being of your baby. Our test is specifically designed to identify conditions such as cystic fibrosis, beta-thalassemia, and sickle cell disease, which may not manifest symptoms until later in life. By analyzing genes from both parents, we can assess the risk of these diseases in your child.

These conditions are recessive, which means that the parents may appear to be
healthy but carry deviating hereditary genes. If both parents carry these genes and the child inherits two abnormal genes, the child may be affected by the disease. Taking this test gives parents valuable information to help them make informed decisions about their child’s future healthcare needs.

The test is known as non-invasive foetal diagnosis, and is a blood-based test that is safe and highly reliable.

An estimated 7% of the world's population carries changes in the hemoglobin gene

This makes conditions with an abnormal composition or impaired synthesis of the haemoglobin molecule, known as haemoglobinopathies as an umbrella term, the most common inherited disease in the world and includes thalassaemia and sickle cell disease. These are genetic blood disorders that can lead to chronic anaemia, organ damage and increased risk of infection, among other conditions. Like many other diagnoses, it is a disease with several different forms and degrees of severity. By identifying individuals at risk, appropriate medical care can be put in place to prevent complications such as stroke, acute chest syndrome and bone complications. The beta form of thalassaemia is particularly prevalent among Mediterranean countries (Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey), North Africa, India and the Middle East. Sickle cell disease is most common in tropical regions, particularly sub-Saharan Africa, India and the Middle East. Early detection through genetic testing is essential for rapid intervention and improved management of symptoms.

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common life-limiting autosomal recessive disease among people of European heritage.

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is one of the most common severe hereditary diseases among people of European heritage. Approximately 1 in 25 people of European descent, and 1 in 30 white Americans, are carriers of a cystic fibrosis mutation. Although cystic fibrosis is less common in other groups, one in 30-90 people carry an abnormal gene. It is a genetic disease that can lead to respiratory complications such as chronic lung infections and digestive problems such as poor absorption of nutrients. It can also cause liver disease, sinus problems and reproductive disorders. Early detection through genetic testing is essential for rapid treatment and improved outcomes.

About the process

The CellaGene B Test is performed via a blood sample in the arm.

The tests are performed by taking a blood sample in the crook of the arm. This requires a special blood tube, which we will provide you with.

20 ml of blood will be collected from the mother. 10 ml of blood is required from the father. The blood samples are taken by our staff. This means that we can currently only offer CellaGene B in the cities where we have staff, i.e. in and around Stockholm, Gothenburg, Västerås and Skåne.

Timeframe for laboratory analysis:
about 1 month from arrival at the laboratory

Order your CellaGene B Test kit here

Price: SEK 9,800

Timeframe for laboratory analysis: about 1 month from arrival at the lab



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