Prenatal genetic testing
The Center for Women’s Health, Genetics - Institute
The Unit for Prenatal Genetic Diagnosis at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center looks into the genetic background of a familial disorder in order to perform prenatal testing and to prevent recurrent cases.
The process begins with genetic counseling, collecting vital information from couples and individuals seeking testing to help determine the types of tests to be performed, conducting the tests, analyzing the results, and making recommendations.
The unit provides genetic testing to expectant mothers and couples, including first trimester testing for Down syndrome, amniocentesis, and chorionic villus sampling. Genetic counseling is offered on a variety of diseases, including fragile X, cystic fibrosis, Gaucher's disease, Canavan disease, Bloom syndrome, and Fanconi syndrome. Counseling is also available for pregnancies with worrisome ultrasonographic findings and for cases of in-utero exposure to medications and pollutants.
Phone : +972-3-697-3922
Sourasky Building, 1st Floor, Wing F