Genetic Testing – Intro to Natera
Wasatch Midwifery + Wellness offers innovative genetic testing from Natera to enhance the care of our patients.
Testing offered includes
Wasatch Midwifery and Wellness offers innovative genetic testing from Natera to enhance the care of our patients.
Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT)
We only deliver low-risk pregnancies at the Wasatch Midwifery + Wellness Birth Center. We constantly monitor you and your baby for unexpected complications. A few reasons why you may not be a good candidate for a water birth include conditions like preeclampsia, diabetes, birthing multiples, premature births, large babies, or an existing infection.
Horizon Carrier Screening is a simple blood or saliva test that determines if you are a carrier of one or more autosomal recessive or X-linked genetic conditions. These conditions can be passed on to your children from an otherwise healthy adult. Horizon provides highly comprehensive screening results for up to 274 genetic conditions including cystic fibrosis, spinal muscular atrophy, and fragile X syndrome. Learn more about Horizon by watching the video below.
Hereditary Cancer Screening
The Empower hereditary cancer test analyzes your DNA to determine your risk for common hereditary cancers. Approximately 5 to 10 percent of all cancers can be attributed to inherited variants or mutations. Patterns of cancer can be seen in families where people have these mutations. If you are concerned about cancer patterns in your family, genetic testing can give you more information about your cancer risk. Learn more about Empower by watching the video below.
References: Genetic Testing for Inherited Cancer Susceptibility Syndromes, National Cancer Institute. March 2019. Available here.