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How FORESITE 360 is Revolutionizing Child Healthcare with a Focus on Infants and Newborns
The saying "prevention is better than cure" is hardly new, but its application to our health, particularly genetic health, is undergoing a revolution. At Fore Genomics, we're pioneering this transformation by primarily focusing on newborns, infants, and children. You might be wondering why, so let us explain.
Understanding the DNA Constant
Most importantly, it's because DNA, the building block of life, remains constant throughout our lives. The genetic code that we receive at conception will stay the same, regardless of the decades that pass. Thus, it seems logical to examine this code as early as possible, ideally from birth, to understand the potential health risks and advantages it may entail.
Shifting Healthcare Towards Proactive Diagnosis
In traditional healthcare, we often follow a reactive model: symptoms emerge, a diagnosis is made, and treatment begins. This approach may work for some conditions, but it's far from perfect. It can lead to delayed treatments, stressful diagnostic processes, and unnecessary suffering. Fore Genomics aims to shift this paradigm through our innovative FORESITE 360 genetic test, which allows for earlier diagnoses and proactive treatments.
Bridging the Gap in Genetic Testing from Birth to Childhood
Presently, genetic tests are mainly used during pregnancy planning and throughout pregnancy, such as carrier screening and Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT). After birth, genetic testing usually takes a backseat until symptoms prompt diagnostic testing. But what if we could close this gap and use the rich information encoded in our genes to anticipate health risks? That's exactly what we're doing with FORESITE 360.
Unlike a one-time test, FORESITE 360 includes an annual re-analysis of your child's genetic data and also releases age-related results at 5, 10, and 15 years. This approach enables us to capture the evolving understanding of genetics and adapt it to your child's growing needs.
Supporting Parents with Pre and Post-Test Genetic Counseling
We understand that genetic information can be overwhelming, especially for new parents. Therefore, we offer guidance through pre and post-test genetic counseling. Genetic Counselors are a vital resource to help decipher your genetic results. Our aim is to make the diagnosis easier and provide parents with the necessary tools to effectively support their child's health.
An astounding 30 million people globally are living with a monogenic disorder. With such staggering numbers, it's understandable for parents to seek certainty regarding their child's genetic health. Using FORESITE 360, we aim to offer parents 100% peace of mind, ensuring that their child has been thoroughly tested for such disorders.
A single diagnosis has the power to alter a child's life trajectory irrevocably. Identifying these potential health risks at the earliest possible stage allows for the implementation of vital lifestyle adjustments and proactive treatments, potentially halting the onset of symptoms before they ever get a chance to emerge.
Pioneering the Revolution in Child Healthcare
Parents, understandably, want the best for their children. With FORESITE 360, parents get access to cutting-edge tools that allow them to be proactive about their child's health. Being aware of a potential genetic disease can provide the opportunity to start beneficial interventions early, potentially preventing the onset of symptoms and dramatically improving quality of life.
The Power of Early Intervention and Preventive Care
At Fore Genomics, our mission goes beyond simply delivering a diagnosis; we're passionate about empowering parents with knowledge, providing them with the support they need, and revolutionizing child healthcare.
By focusing on newborns, infants, and children, we're driving a paradigm shift from reactive to proactive healthcare, where prevention and early intervention take center stage. In this brave new world of genetic healthcare, the phrase "knowledge is power" has never been more appropriate. For your child's health, it's never too early to start.