Genetic matching – Genetic compatibility test
Generally, being a carrier of a genetic disease has no major significance, the problem occurs when both parents, the father and mother, are carriers of the same disease. In these cases the risk of the baby being born with a genetic disease increases by 25%.
These diseases are commonly known as ‘rare diseases’ because of their low occurrence rate but they can be extremely serious.
Through this genetic matching test, hundreds of mutations are analysed and the term ‘Genetic Compatibility’ applies in the case when both parents, even if they are carriers of some mutations, do not carry the same ones.
What to do if there is no genetic compatibility?
In these cases, an in-vitro fertilization cycle and a genetic study are carried out, identifying those embryos that do not suffer from a disease, so that only healthy embryos can be transferred.
In couples that require donated gametes, the compatibility test will be performed prior to the in-vitro fertilization cycle, selecting only genetically compatible donors.