Any kind of mutations in the gene can cause genetic disorders. Genetic Disorders are generally hereditary in nature. However, they can also occur due to lifestyle.
The most commonly found genetic disorders are:
1. Mutations in a Single Gene. e.g. Sickle Cell Anemia
2. Mutations in a Chromosome. e.g. Down Syndrome
3. Mutations in Multiple (Two or more) Genes e.g. Colon Cancer
DSS has multitude of solutions for genetic disorders from Abbott Molecular's flagship Vysis FISH Probe - AneuVysion (for abnormalities 13, 18, 21, X & Y genes) to Melt Assays and other MLPA Probes (eg. DMD-1 / DMD-2) from MRC Holland.
AneuVysion, which utilizes patented fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) technology applied to uncultured amniocytes, provides detection of trisomies 13, 18, and 21 (Down syndrome) and sex chromosome aneusomies in as little as 24 hours.
Genetic Probes are used for detection of chromosomal anomalies at prenatal, postnatal and preimplantation stage. These probes enable rapid, sensitive and specific dection, identification & characterization of chromosome anomalies.