GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Healthcare, Fitness and Medicine

 
  Share
  • 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 : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 10565 times
Posted on : Sunday, March 12, 2017  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : UAE Minister of Health and Prevention meets with Dutch Ambassador to strengthen health cooperation i...
Next Story : DHA inks deal with Emirates Hospitals Group to provide restorative neurorehabilitation for UAE patie...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Meet the FOREO family as they share their top tips for radiant skin during the ...
Three Trends to Try with Palladio Beauty
Care for your baby's sensitive skin with Corine de Farme
Do Explore More with Pandora
Ramadan-Inspired Sandro SS18 Pieces
Caudalie The Cleansing Collection
Charlotte Tilbury, the World's #1 Celebrity Makeup Artist, Announces the Opening...
Lexus sweeps two podium finishes at round two of 2018 AUTOBACS SUPER GT 500 series
Marchon Eyewear New Collections
MAC - Prep + Prime Fix +
Get Voluminous Eyelashes and Eyebrows with Rodial's Lash and Brow Booster Serum
New Master Maserati Driving Courses for 2018
Spinneys Puts Local Food Heroes in the Spotlight this Ramadan
‘Tree of Life' Continues to Change Lives at Arabian Center, This Ramadan
Ethereum - Second In A Series Of Exclusive Cryptocurrency Watches Launched
Glambeaute.com's Special Ramadan Beauty Packs
Mads Mikkelsen Spotted on Red Carpet at Cannes Wearing Ulysse Nardin Masterpiece
Pottery Barn Kids Launches Baby Registry Service to Welcome Newborns
1st Edition of Cannes International Film Festival From May 8 to 19, 2018
Pick what suits you from essence Spring/Summer 2018 nail polish collection
White Man & Woman Focuses on Innovation and Sustainability With Patagonia at Whi...
Karl Lagerfeld Celebrates Fall / Winter 2018 Collection
Breitling's Navitimer 8 Collection Arrives in The Middle East
Stay connected with your loved ones this Ramadan season with the Nokia smartphones
Make Ramadan Better With the Gift of Sharing
Hour Choice Presents Coach Perry Collections – Ramadan Exclusive
Facebook Launches Youth Portal, a Central Place for Teens
Aru Impressed with Team Spirit as Italian Champion Secures Top Ten Finish
Elvis Presley's OMEGA Sells for a World Record CHF 1,500,000 at Auction
Get Your Nails Summer Ready with FC Beauty
du Helps You Stay Connected this Ramadan with Exclusive Offers Throughout the Ho...
HP and DiSTI Join Forces to Reinvent Enterprise Training Using Virtual Reality
Global Rollout of LGG7 Thinq Gets Underway
Iftar at Roda Al Murooj
Celebrate Father's Day in 'Swiss Style' with Raymond Weil.
Revel in the all-new Mango Memory Menu – a summer treat by Moombai & Co
Dubai Festival City is the place to be this Ramadan
Etihad Airways Introduces Ai Robot Sophia to Abu Dhabi
Panasonic Continues to Raise the Bar for Excellent Customer Service
Emirates Post Offers Valued Discounts to Six Destinations this Ramadan
A Nose for Great Sound
OMEGA goes onshore in Newport to unveil the Volvo Ocean Race winner's watch
Word's Best Air Purifier Launched in Dubai
MINI Middle East launches partnership with ekar to provide premium cars to carsh...
Sheikh Juma launches his Asian Games preparations with NAS Run
Turkish Airlines Announced its 2018 April Passenger and Cargo Traffic Results
Lufthansa Group and Travix announce NDC partnership
Manero Flyback A Modern Take on a Retro Style
Defending champs Surprise down Raptor to reach semis
The Puppeteer Behind ‘Star Wars'