Ear, Nose, & Throat
Rapid and informative postnatal testing for genetic disorders of the ear, nose, and throat allow for genetic counseling and may facilitate early interventions to significantly improve prognoses. With the ear being essential for many of our most basic functions, it is crucial to initially distinguish between genetic disorders and those due to environmental influences. Having identified genetic variants associated with ear-related diseases in over 190 different genes, our testing options can help pinpoint the exact cause of inherited deafness and related syndromes in your patients.
Hearing loss is a common condition in children, affecting 1 in 100 live births. In more than 50% of the cases, there is a genetic cause for this disorder, from which 70% cause non-syndromic hearing loss. CentoHear includes genes associated with syndromic and non-syndromic hearing loss. Both autosomal recessive and dominant cases are included in the panel. In addition, CentoHear includes syndromes, such as Alport, Pendred, Waardenburg, Usher, and branchio-oto-renal among others.
|No. of genes:||196|
|Details:||CNV analysis included|