Fragile X screening with HorizonTM
Fragile X syndrome is the most common inherited cause of intellectual disability. For some, fragile X causes a mild intellectual disability. For others, it can manifest as autism.
Carrier screening for fragile X can identify at-risk pregnancies and help diagnose unexplained carrier symptoms, like infertility. Horizon assesses fragile X risk more accurately than typical screens. Learn more in our webinar.
Catch a Sneak Peek of Vanessa’s Story
In this 2-minute video, Vanessa explains how she was able to have the big family she always dreamt of, even after learning that she is a carrier of fragile X.
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A Future to Shape: Shortening the Path to a Fragile X Diagnosis
Listen to Vanessa, whose first son was diagnosed with fragile X while she was pregnant with her second and went on to have three healthy sons, and Dr. Deby Barbouth, a geneticist who leads an interdisciplinary team focused on treating children with fragile X. They will discuss how carrier screening can shorten the path to diagnosis and inform later reproductive decisions.
Vanessa Chartouni-de la Serna, PhDFragile X carrier and mother of 4 boys; Miami, FL
Deborah Barbouth, MDPediatric geneticist at the South Florida Fragile X Clinic, University of Miami, FL
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A Chance to Process: Understanding How Fragile X Affects Families
Hear from Kerry, who faced a long journey to the diagnosis of her third child and now has helped identify carriers in her family, and Dr. Monica Dowling, a clinical psychologist who specializes in behavioral therapy for children affected by fragile X. They will discuss the impact fragile X can have on diagnosed children and their families.
Kerry StedkeFragile X carrier and mother of 3 children, Lima, OH
Monica Dowling, PhDChild psychologist at the South Florida Fragile X Clinic, University of Miami
Learn More About Horizon
All carrier screening is not equal, and choosing the right test for your patients is critical. Horizon assesses fragile X risk more accurately than typical screens by including AGG reflex testing. Learn how Horizon leverages advanced technology and unmatched support to help you and your patients.