The Next Generation In Neonatal Diagnostics and Newborn Confirmatory Testing.
Our LifeTime Tests provides a rapid non-invasive method for sample collection and diagnosis of genetic conditions in newborns. This phenotype independent method allows physicians to provide treatment options within the therapeutic window for hundreds of genetic disorders in one single test in two weeks.
Uncovering Genetic Causes of Disease
More than 250 million people worldwide suffer from a Rare Genetic Disease. Such inherited disorders disproportionately affect newborns. Since they present with very similar symptomology they are hard to diagnose and often become chronic, progressive, life-threatening, and result in a poor quality of life. Our tests have the power to help Patients with Rare Genetic Diseases in ways that conventional diagnostics approaches cannot. Our approach allows a single test to address thousands of genes and diseases all at once to provide Patients with a lifetime of genetic information. This new approach can help shorten the time to a diagnosis, aid in medical management of Patients, assist in family counseling, and suggest possible therapeutic interventions.
The diagnosis, or rulling out, of an inherited disorder in neonates requires immediate treatment. Unfortunately, Physicians and Genetic Counselors often face the challenge of managing cases without a complete genetic picture. We believe identifying rare diseases early in newborns is critical to beginning treatment and preventing mortality or lifelong debilitation. Our tests allow Physicians to reduce diagnostic delays and escalating costs by evaluating thousands of genes and diseases all at once instead of limiting testing to a single gene at a time. This genetic information can aid Physicians to make a faster and more accurate diagnosis and potentially broad the therapeutic window.
Despite valiant efforts by the Rare Genetic Disease community and Researchers, awareness and research dollars for Rare Genetic Diseases has often lagged other diseases. Even with all of the advances in genomic medicine, many genetic diseases still do not have an appropriate medical description and treatment remains mostly nonexistent. Researchers play a pivotal role in understanding genetic disease in newborns and infants. Their work is important in making new technologies available to Physicians and Patients. Using our genomics services, Researchers can study genetic diseases to contribute to better diagnosis and treatment options.