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Preconception genetic counseling to discuss risks of inherited conditions.

Understanding the risk factors of inherited genetic disorders is crucial for evaluating reproductive options. It is especially relevant for inter-familial marriage.

Expanded carrier screening (ECS) provides critical insights that may increase the likelihood of a successful and healthy pregnancy.


These services are offered to married couples or those likely to marry within the family.

Image of a girl testing a genetic sample at Feto Maternal & GenetYX Center.
Image of a happy couple representing family well-being, from counseling to prenatal care, at FMGC, Dubai.
Image of genes and DNA representing genetic testing services at FMGC, Dubai.



  • Couples may require a consultation for the following reasons:

    • A first degree relative  (mother, father, siblings or children have or have had cancer)

    • A family member is known to have an inherited cancer

    • A relative has more than one type of cancer

    • Prenatal non-invasive testing (NIPT) or invasive testing (CVS/amniocentesis) is offered or requested

    • Prenatal diagnosis of a known familial genetic condition is requested

    • There is a concern about exposure to drugs, medication, chemicals or radiation that might cause congenital conditions.

    • Infertility

    • Delayed or absent puberty

    • Recurrent miscarriages

    • Advanced maternal age

    • A High-risk pregnancy due to abnormal screening results

    • Familial cancer

    • Marriage within the family

    • Family history of a genetic condition

    • Family members with intellectual disability and/or developmental delay

    • Carriers of a faulty gene such as cystic fibrosis or thalassemia

    • Changes in an individual’s genetic material (chromosomes or genes)

    • Unexplained intrauterine growth retardation

    • Birth defect or physical abnormality

    • Dysmorphic features (unusual physical features)

    • Failure to thrive (growth problems)

    • Unusual growth pattern; overgrowth, short stature

    • Hearing loss or deafness

    • Congenital eye defects or blindness

    • Unusual skin lesions or pigmentation

    • Clinical exome

    • Whole exome sequencing

    • Cystic fibrosis genetic test

    • Familial Mediterranean fever genetic test

    • Thalassemia

    • Sickle cell anemia

    • Karyotype

    • CGH microarray

    • Blood related couple screening (carrier screening for 300 autosomal recessives and some X linked familial diseases)

    • Neuromuscular disease genetic panel

    • Epilepsy genetic panel

    • Mental retardation panel

    • Congenital deafness panel

    • Ehler Danlos panel

  • Cancer Genetic Testing is a difficult, yet important subject to address.

    We will be able to guide you based on your family history and provide you with a better understanding of such medical tests to make an informed decision.

    Determining the underlying genetic cause of the cancer whether present or not, will assist in determining the next course of action.


    • A first degree relative like your mother, father, siblings or children have or have had cancer

    • A family member is known to have an inherited form of cancer

    • A relative has more than one type of cancer

    • Family member(s) who have had cancer detected at an unusually young age

    • Several members who have the same type of cancer

    • Presence of birth defects that are known to be associated or linked to cancer


Image of an obstetrics care ultrasound scan, providing insight into the health and development of the baby at Feto Maternal & GenetYX Center.
Image of a prenatal non-invasive procedure where a doctor is collecting a sample from a pregnant woman at Feto Maternal & GenetYX Center.
Image depicting prenatal invasive tests conducted at Feto Maternal & GenetYX Center for comprehensive prenatal care.
Invasive Tests
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