Discussing the importance of genetic testing for women and children

Genetic testing holds a prominent place in modern healthcare, for diagnosis and treatment of diseases, as well as for the identification of the risk of developing certain abnormalities.  During a discussion at Nugasewana, Dr. Chandanamali Punchihewa, CEO/Chief Scientist of Genelabs Medical Pvt Ltd, & Mr. Tharanga Weerasuriya, General Manager at Ninewells Hospital discuss genetic testing and the vital role it plays in the health and well-being of women and children.

The detailed discussion highlighted the importance of genetic testing in various categories including Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), Pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS/PGT-A) for couples undergoing in-vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures, cancer diagnosis & treatment in women and infertility testing.