Understanding the Results
Approximately 1 in 1000 babies will screen positive on the GUARDIAN screen. A positive screen means your baby likely will develop symptoms of the condition.
An appointment with the study genetic counselor and geneticist will be scheduled for your family. During this appointment, providers will discuss the condition and review the recommended treatments and therapies. The doctor may recommend blood tests or other studies to more closely examine your baby and confirm the results. Your baby will also be checked for symptoms of the condition. The study genetic counselor and geneticist will help you make any follow up appointments and connect you with the medical team who will care for your child.
During this appointment, the genetic counselor can address any concerns you may have about the chance for your other children or any future children to have the same condition.
You may also want to write down questions you have before this appointment to make sure that all of your questions are answered.