There are many health conditions that are passed on from parents to their children over generations and are known as hereditary or genetic diseases. Crysta offers you genetic counselling sessions that assess the risk for such genetic conditions.
Infertility genetic counselling
Prenatal and pediatric counselling
Adult onset disorder counselling
Early detection of a Genetic disorder that's present in a family
Risk assessment for recurrence of the genetic disorder in a family
Management and treatment options for the at risk individual
Reduce genetic disorder burden in future generations
Review of reports, interpretation and communicating the report results along with management, treatment and prevention options available.
This is a blood test that examines the 23 pairs of chromosomes for extra or missing or abnormal copies of them in the baby.
The hemoglobin HPLC test quantifies the different types of hemoglobin in the blood of the parent, to identify if their baby carries a risk of having thalassemia.
This screening helps to identify if the couple is carrying the same recessive gene mutation. The carriers might be asymptomatic but together they have a 25% chance of passing on the mutation to their baby.
This is short for a non-invasive prenatal test screening, without the risk of miscarriage via DNA testing in mother's blood, the screening helps to check if the fetus has any chromosomal anomaly.
Connecting Crysta parents to multidisciplinary healthcare specialists, routine testing through an online E-module
BGCI certified genetic counselors to help you understand the risk of genetic disorders in your family
Easy to use platform for online pre-test and post-test counselling sessions
State of the art In-house accredited labs for genetic testing, ease of sample collection with on-time online reports
Sample collection and report delivery, as they maintain confidentiality while being transparent.
Personalised sessions and affordable genetic testing options
Genetics is a specialized branch of science that deals with diseases that occur due to the mutations in your DNA can be transferred to the next generation.
Genes are the basic units of hereditary that determine the characteristics of a person. These are transferred from our parents to us and forward to our children. Sometimes these genes may carry a harmful variation called mutation and may lead to a medical condition also known as a genetic disorder.
Genetic Counselling is the process of helping individuals understand and adapt to the medical, psychological and familial implications of genetic diseases that run in a family. A genetic counsellor helps identify a genetic disease in the family of an individual and enables them to make informed choices regarding the tests, management and prevention in the future generations. It covers four main aspects like diagnosis, risk estimation, preventive measures, management and support.
Genetic counselling is divided into two parts. A pre-test and a post- test counselling. It starts with taking a detailed medical and family history of the individual leading to determine the etiology, inheritance pattern, recurrence risk and subsequently appropriate genetic testing is advised. Individuals are counselled regarding the test results and made aware of the complete scenario of the disease and its implications which allows them to make informed choices regarding treatment, management and prevention.
Every person has 23 pairs of chromosomes i.e. a total of 46 chromosomes in the body. Sometimes there is seen an extra copy of chromosome 21 in certain individuals also called as a Trisomy 21 which leads to Down’s Syndrome. This disorder causes a distinct facial appearance, intellectual disability and developmental delays.
It is not mandatory that if your first child has Down’s syndrome, all future babies may also have it. It is important to know if parents are harbouring a chromosomal anomaly which is causing the syndrome in the baby or if the parents are normal for any chromosomal problem and only the baby is affected. It is advised to contact a genetic counsellor or clinical geneticist who can help explain the risk of recurrence in future pregnancies and how to prevent it in the next pregnancy.
Definition: Genetic Counselling is the process by which the knowledge about genetic conditions or illnesses is provided by a trained professional to an individual at risk of being affected by such a disorder. A Genetic Counsellor helps to identify and diagnose a genetic condition running in a family and estimate the risk of individuals who are prone to inheriting such disorders or passing it onto their children. A Genetic counsellor provides information regarding genetic diseases, their inheritance, management and possible treatment for the affected individual. They also provide emotional and psychological support in coping with the disease. Genetic Counselling also helps in preventing genetic diseases in being passed to the next generation. There are certain diseases which can be passed from parents to their children, which are called genetic diseases. There are many genetic disorders and they are usually caused due to a change in the DNA in our body called a mutation. The DNA contains the code for making a functional human being and any mutations may cause different types of problems in certain people.
If there is any such history, it is important to consult a Genetic Counsellor for a counselling session.
There are a number of Genetic Tests which are available for the diagnosis of a genetic condition. The tests recommended are very specific to the condition needed to be diagnosed. Genetic tests may help in detecting changes in the chromosomal level or the DNA level. Chromosomal tests are also known as cytogenetic tests and are used to identify changes in the chromosomes. These could be deletions, additions or translocations which could affect the genetic material and give rise to genetic diseases. Tests like karyotype, Fluorescence in-situ hybridization (FISH) are different types of cytogenetic tests. DNA tests look into changes seen directly at the DNA level. Mutations in the DNA could lead to genetic conditions. These mutations could be a change in a single point in the DNA, or be an addition or deletion. Such changes tend to affect the formation of a particular protein which in turn affects the functioning of a part of the human body thus leading to the disease. DNA tests include Sangers Sequencing, Next Generation Sequencing Tests like Exome Sequencing, Multiplex Ligation Dependant Probe Amplification (MLPA) etc.