There are over 7,000 known genetic disorders. A genetic disease is often, but not always, inherited. It comes from a change in a DNA sequence away from the normal sequence. This change can come from gene mutations passed down from parents and inherited at birth or the change can come from damage caused by environmental factors during a person’s life.
The solutions designed by UnX have been developed, reviewed and validated by geneticists at Children’s Hospital of Colorado, British Columbia Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
The aim is to help the patient and physician identify if a patient is a candidate for genetic testing based on their history and presentation of unexplainable symptoms or conditions. UnX screening tools were developed with the idea of pre-qualifying patients for genetic testing that will place them on a defined pathway to a diagnosis, in an effort to reduce the patient wait time to see a geneticist and reduce a patient’s diagnostic journey.