Famplan (Family + Plan)

Famplan is a preconception carrier screening to aid healthy family planning by predicting the genetic risk to future children by analyzing the parents’ genomes. Famplan can provide individuals or couples with the most time to deal with all possible testing outcomes. Therefore, in a case of a positive test result, you can have more chances for your decision such as counseling with genetic counselors to receive more information and discuss available options and potential impacts of their situation and screening of embryos by in-vitro fertilization (IVF) before pregnancy.

In the case of autosomal recessive diseases, if the parents are carriers who have genetic risk factors even though they appear normal, their children have a 25% possibility of being born with a hereditary genetic disease. Both defective alleles cause disorder with 25% probability. Normal couple may cause genetic disorders to their child if both are carriers

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Advantages

  • Famplan is a noninvasive testing
  • A wide range of variants is identified
  • Famplan can be performed for one parent or both
  • Famplan is based on whole-exome sequencing (WES) that is a cost-effective test than whole-genome sequencing

Turnaround Time

4-6 weeks after the QC is passed.

Sample for your convenience

1mL of blood or 300ng of gDNA.