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Simplifying complex disease diagnosis
through genomic insights

Strand Rare Disease Test

  • What information can the Strand Rare Disease Test provide?

    The test provides underlying genetic information for more than 400 rare disease conditions by analysing the responsible genes for presence of mutations. The test can detect severe recessively inherited Mendelian diseases with early age of onset.

  • What are the benefits of doing the Strand Rare Disease Test?
    • Genetic confirmation of a phenotypic diagnosis in affected individuals
    • Carrier testing to identify if parents carry the defective gene responsible for cause of disease
    • Prenatal diagnosis for pregnancy decisions*
  • Turnaround Time

    timeThe test report is delivered 4-6 weeks from receipt of sample in the lab.

  • Sample requirement (any one of the following)
    • salivaSaliva in collection kits provided by Strand
    • bloodBlood in EDTA tubes (2-5ml)
    • dry blood spotDry blood spot (in kits provided by Strand)
    • Buccal swab sample for strand Inherited genetic disorder testBuccal swab (in kits provided by Strand)
    • DNA isolated from blood sample requirementDNA isolated from blood

Strand Clinical Exome Test

  • What information can the Strand Clinical Exome Test provide?

    The test provides underlying genetic information for more than 3000 inherited disease conditions by analysing genes associated with known clinical phenotypes for presence of mutations.

  • What are the benefits of doing the Strand Clinical Exome Test?

    The clinical exome test can provide the following benefits:

    • A genetic explanation for disease with complex phenotypes can be established
    • Enables differential diagnosis of diseases
    • Provide comprehensive information on disease subtypes
  • When can the the Strand Clinical Exome Test be ordered?

    The clinical exome test can be ordered for:

    • Genetic confirmation of a phenotypic diagnosis in affected individuals
    • Carrier testing to identify if parents carry the defective gene responsible for cause of disease
    • Prenatal diagnosis for pregnancy decisions*
  • Turnaround Time

    timeThe test report is delivered 6-7 weeks from receipt of sample in the lab.

  • Sample requirement (any one of the following)
    • salivaSaliva in collection kits provided by Strand
    • bloodBlood in EDTA tubes (2-5ml)
    • dry blood spotDry blood spot (in kits provided by Strand)
    • Buccal swab sample for strand Inherited genetic disorder testBuccal swab (in kits provided by Strand)
    • DNA isolated from blood sample requirementDNA isolated from blood

Strand Inherited Genetic Disorder Test

  • What disorder types are covered under the Strand Inherited Genetic Disorder Test?

    The Strand Inherited Genetic Disorder Test is offered as sub-panels covering the following disorders:

    • Neuromuscular disorders
    • Neurodevelopmental disorders
    • Neurocognitive disorders
    • Inborn Errors of Metabolism disorders
    • Mitochondrial disorders
    • Neonatal disorders
    • Eye disorders
    • Skeletal disorders
    • Dermatological disorders
    • Cardiac disorders
    • Nephrological disorders
  • What information can the Strand Inherited Genetic Disorder Test provide?

    The test provides underlying genetic information of complex and heterogeneous disorders enabling accurate and rapid clinical diagnosis.

  • What are the benefits of ordering a Strand Inherited Genetic Disorder Test?

    The tests can provide the following benefits:

    • Establish a genetic explanation for disease with complex phenotypes.
    • Enable differential diagnosis between syndromic and non-syndromic forms of disorders.
    • Provide comprehensive information on disease subtypes.
  • When can the Strand Inherited Genetic Disorder Tests be ordered?

    The tests can be ordered for:

    • Genetic confirmation of a phenotypic diagnosis in affected individuals.
    • Carrier testing to identify if parents carry the defective gene responsible for causing a disease.
    • Prenatal diagnosis for pregnancy decisions.*
    • Phenotypically healthy neonates.$
    • Neonates with suspected metabolic, endocrine or immune system disorders, or those who manifest cardiac and hearing problems.
  • Turnaround Time

    timeThe test report is delivered 5-6 weeks from receipt of sample in the lab.

  • Sample requirement (any one of the following)
    • salivaSaliva in collection kits provided by Strand
    • bloodBlood in EDTA tubes (2-5ml)
    • dry blood spotDry blood spot (in kits provided by Strand)
    • Buccal swab sample for strand Inherited genetic disorder testBuccal swab (in kits provided by Strand)
    • DNA isolated from blood sample requirementDNA isolated from blood

*Prenatal Testing

Prenatal diagnosis is only offered based on the identified mutation in the proband sample or after carrier testing in the parents.

Prenatal test requirements:

  • maternal cell contamination certificate
  • Form F/ G

Sample required : Fetal DNA from CVS or Amniocentesis

$Neonatal testing

Only pathogenic and likely pathogenic variants are reported for risk assessment of healthy neonates with no clinically significant manifestations.