Learn about SMA and the need for screening through Lola’s story
Father of Lola (born with SMA)
Find out how knowing their carrier status led to different outcomes in their two kids with SMA
Alyssa and Michiel learned that they were carriers of SMA after their daughter, Annabelle, was diagnosed at 2 months of age. When they became pregnant again with Annabelle’s younger brother Jude, knowing their SMA carrier status allowed them to plan for earlier diagnosis and treatment. Jude received his first treatment at 9 days old.
Alecia CampMother of Lola who was diagnosed with SMA at 5 months of age
Barry Byrne, MDPediatric cardiologist specializing in gene therapy at the University of Florida
Learn More About Horizon
All carrier screening is not equal, and choosing the right test for your patients is critical. Traditional SMA screens1 miss ~60% of patients Horizon identifies as at-risk SMA carriers.2,3 Learn how Horizon leverages advanced technology and unmatched support to help you and your patients.
1Prior and Professional Practice Guidelines Committee. Genet Med. 2008;10:840–842.
2McAndrew et al. Am J Hum Genet. 1997;60(6):1411-1422.
3Westemeyer et al. Genet Med. 2020;22(8):1320-28.