How is HERES performed?
The HERES genetic compatibility test is a diagnostic test used to find out if two people are carriers of known mutations that can lead to a genetic disease in the newborn. The test is performed by analysing blood or tissue samples from the two individuals.
The following are the general steps to perform the HERES genetic compatibility test:
- A blood sample is obtained from both individuals to be tested.
- The sample is processed in a genetics laboratory and tested for mutations.
- The test results of the two individuals are compared to determine if they are genetically compatible.
- The results are interpreted by a medical geneticist and discussed with the patients.
- It is important to mention that the HERES genetic compatibility test is a diagnostic test and is not infallible, and it is important to consider other treatment options.