Dec 17 2015

The Punjab Thalassaemia Prevention Programme conducted a screenign camp at the Arfa Technology Towers for employees on the 17th of December, 2015. A total of 156 samples were screened out of which 8 carriers were identified.

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The decision to do carrier screening of family members and to perform prenatal diagnosis in at-risk couples is complex. PTPP Genetic Counsellors explain the risks and benefits.
You can have your entire family screened for Thalassaemia to find out whether there are any carrier members in the family who are able to transfer the mutated gene to their children.
Facilities for CVS (Chorionic Villus Sampling) Test are provided through which the thalassaemia status of the unborn child is determined. (test done during 11th to 13th week of pregnancy)