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Preservation of newborn stem cells offers an opportunity to provide an additional health reserve for the child and its closest relatives.

Newborn Genetic Passport

A newborn’s genetic passport is a set of DNA tests that helps to identify genetically occurring diseases, as well as genetic benefits. 
The IVF Riga Stem Cell Center offers umbilical cord blood testing in order to compile a comprehensive genetic passport for the child. Expanded umbilical cord blood concentrate extraction and preservation programmes Lux and Lux+ include molecular genetic testing in a specialized genetic laboratory, which helps to determine whether the person is a carrier of the following diseases:

  • Gluten intolerance (Celiac disease) - timely diagnosis of congenital gluten intolerance.
  • Lactose intolerance - a metabolic disorder, which is caused by lactase deficiency. The lack of this enzyme leads to impaired lactose absorption.
  • Hemochromatosis - an inherited, genetic disorder characterized by abnormal iron metabolism in the body, as well as abnormal accumulation of iron in organs and tissues.
  • Alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency -  genetic disorder, which causes rapid breakdown of proteins, especially in supporting elastic structures of the lungs that, in turn, can lead to pulmonary emphysema. Congenital alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency is particularly dangerous for smokers - the potential lung collapse can significantly reduce their life expectancy.
  • Resistance to HIV-1 infection
  • Cystic fibrosis - congenital disease based on the CFTR gene mutation. Cystic fibrosis affects external secretion glands, respiratory system and the gastrointestinal tract.

* Genetic Passport is not a formal diagnosis
* Test results can be used for dietary corrections
* Reccomendations for lifestyle changes