Cord blood and cord tissue contain an abundance of stem cells that can easily be collected and banked) in the event that they are needed later in life. The use of these stem cells is growing in the treatment of diseases.
Umbilical cord blood is collected in the maternity by trained doctors and nurses.
On the day of birth, take the collection kit to the hospital with you. Then, once your baby has been safely delivered, the healthcare professional will extract the cord blood and/or tissue. Cord blood collection does not interfere with delivery and is possible with both vaginal and caesarean deliveries.
This is a very easy, fast and non-invasive procedure that poses no harm upon mother and child.
No at all. Cord blood collection takes place immediately after birth and is simple, riskless and painless for both the mother and baby.
Umbilical cord stem cells can be cryopreserved in the 72 hours period following their collection at the time of birth. After the umbilical cord has been clamped, blood is collected in a bag and tissue in a container. The samples are packaged appropriately to ensure that they are transported safely to the laboratory.
A cord blood bank is a specialized medical service institution which provides the extraction, processing and storage of umbilical cord blood stem cells.
The cord blood of your baby is an abundant source of stem cells that are genetically related to your baby and your family. Furthermore, Stem cells are able to transform into other types of cells in the body to create new growth and development. So, banking a baby’s blood and stem cells in a cord blood bank is a type of insurance that can provide peace of mind in knowing that you have a valuable resource if you need it.
Samples are transported using our own dedicated medical courier who will collect your baby’s cord blood and tissue from the hospital or your home and deliver it straight to our laboratory in Switzerland.
All collection kits are designed to be maintained at room temperature (do not put them in a fridge or freezer) to keep the sample in optimum condition until it reaches our laboratory. We use a state-of-the-art collection kit that has its own cooling system to maintain the samples temperature during shipping.
Cryoconservation consists of storing cells at low temperatures (-196°C) for long periods of time, without losing their viability.
Whole Genome Sequencing
With a simple saliva sample, we analyze your whole genome. WGS is the Gold Standard for Genetic Diagnostic and the way of personalized medicine.
DNA https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/primer/basics/dna is made of around 3 Billions bases ranged in a way to code for who you are. Variations that could occur in this organization may have an impact in the phenotype (involving health or not). Variation in the DNA are: Inherited: Variants passed down from the parent’s genes. Not-inherited: Variants occurring in the germ line, “de novo” mutations or caused by environmental factors. A Variant that has a deleterious effect is called “mutation”.)
OMIM https://www.omim.org/ is a comprehensive, authoritative compendium of human genes and genetic phenotypes that is freely available and updated daily.
Genome bases are sequenced 30 times in average to ensure accuracy combined with Proprietary bioinformatics to identify all variants detected.
Within 2 months a detailed report is available.
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